PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Wednesday night, The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency had received updated damage reports from four counties for the severe weather system that moved through the state Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
National Weather Service officials also report the damages in Copiah and Simpson counties were the result of straight line winds up to 110 mph.
The reports from the counties are as follows:
- Claiborne: one home damaged and two roads are affected.
- Copiah: one home received major damage and seven homes received minor damages. One business was destroyed, one business received minor damage and one public road received major damages.
- Hinds: one mobile home received minor damage and three farm buildings were destroyed.
- Simpson: one home destroyed, two homes with major damage, two homes with minor damage and 21 homes affected. Three homes are uninhabitable, seven roads closed due to flooding/debris and two roads closed due to damage. Fifteen people have been displaced, but no shelters are open. One business destroyed, five businesses with minor damage and three farm buildings destroyed.
These are initial reports from county emergency managers.
Additional damage assessments are underway.
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