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MEMA reports 18 MS counties so far damaged by tornadoes

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PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to receive reports of damages from counties related to a severe storm system and tornadoes that moved through the state.

Attala: Injuries have been reported and homes damaged, several roads closed due to flooding.

Choctaw: Several trees down and roads flooded.

Clay: At least one home and several apartment units are uninhabitable, several roads closed due to debris/flooding and several residents have been displaced.

Clarke: Two homes damaged, trees and power lines down.

Copiah: A couple of homes affected and trees down throughout the county.

Greene: Homes and mobile homes damaged, trees and power lines down, roads blocked due to debris.

Hinds:  Clinton police have closed affected neighborhoods tonight through sunrise tomorrow.  The Salvation Army is serving dinner tonight in the affected areas. The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will assist Clinton Police with patrolling closed neighborhoods. No shelters are open in Clinton. Reports of widespread damage and several injuries. Six MEMA light plants and the mobile operations unit have been deployed to damaged areas. To report storm damage in Hinds County, residents are being asked to call 601-960-1476.

Issaquena: One mobile home destroyed.

Kemper: Several buildings damaged.

Leflore: Three homes/mobile homes uninhabitable, one cotton gin, trees and power lines are down. Three people have been displaced.

Monroe: Reports of flash flooding in the Hamilton and Strong communities. Several roads closed due to flooding and debris.

Neshoba: One home with minor damage and four homes affected, one mobile home destroyed and one affected, two farm buildings destroyed, one with major damage and two with minor damage.

Rankin: Several homes uninhabitable and at least one road closed in the Pigsah/Sandhill community.

Scott: Two homes with major damage and one mobile home destroyed, three mobile homes with minor damage.

Simpson: Several roads closed due to flooding.

Tallahatchie: At least one home with damage and numerous trees down and power outages throughout the county.

Warren: Two homes with major damage and one mobile home destroyed. One person listed with minor injuries.

Wayne: One home destroyed, one home with major damage and one church damaged.

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