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Governor Bryant issues State of Emergency for severe weather

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a State of Emergency for Lauderdale County following severe storms and tornadoes that moved through the state Tuesday and early Wednesday morning.

Damage assessments show 31 homes destroyed or sustained major damage and 48 with minor damage.

"I want to assure the citizens of Lauderdale County and other areas of the state hit by severe weather that the state will assist the local governments in any way we can," Gov. Bryant said. “We are blessed that no one was injured as the storms moved through the state.”

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will provide updates as information becomes available. 

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