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MEMA reports storm damage throughout the central Mississippi area

The following preliminary damages were reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s State Emergency Operations Center due to severe weather that occurred Wednesday and Thursday:

    * Adams:  Numerous trees and power lines down county wide.
    * Amite:  Trees and power lines down and wide spread power outages.
    * Jasper:  Three homes damaged, one injury.
    * Jones:  Two homes damaged, three injuries.
    * Lauderdale: Two homes major damage, nine homes minor damage, one business destroyed, one business minor damage.
    * Lincoln:  Trees and power lines down.
    * Madison:  Trees and power lines down.
    * Simpson:  60 homes damaged.

Copiah County experienced power outages in the Wesson area early this morning.  Phone calls to Entergy’s outage line advised that crews have been dispatched and power may be off in the affected areas until as late as 11:00 p.m. Thursday.

A few trees were felled in the western part of the county along Highway 28.  At least two motor vehicle accidents were attributed to trees across the road, according to CCEMA, but no one was seriously injured.  All county roads and highways have been cleared and are open this morning.

Emergency management crews in all the affected areas are working to assess the damages.

Residents throughout the state are urged to stay informed about the weather over the next couple days.  The National Weather Service in Jackson is predicting the potential for several more rounds of severe weather which could include damaging winds, flooding, hail and even tornadoes.

MEMA will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

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