Pearl – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received preliminary reports of damage from severe weather that began moving through the state Monday evening. A strong cold front, moving from west to east, is forecast to continue producing strong thunderstorms and tornadoes through early Tuesday. Residents are asked to closely monitor local weather broadcasts and NOAA Weather Radio for warnings issued in their areas.
Initial damage reports by county are as follows:
- Attala: Several structures damaged, including a mobile home damaged, six people taken to local hospital but the extent of injuries is not known. Reported power outages and roads are currently being cleared of debris. Mississippi Forestry Service has been dispatched to help clear trees from roads.
- Monroe: Several structures damaged and multiple injuries. The extent of the injuries is not known. Trees and power lines down throughout the county.
- Oktibbeha: Several homes damaged and minor injuries reported. Trees and power lines down throughout the county.
- Warren: Reports of sporadic power outages and trees down. Culkin Road will be closed for several hours while debris is cleared. Water is also covering Fisher Ferry Road south of the 8600 block.
- Yazoo: Structural damage to several buildings in the downtown Yazoo City area. Widespread power outages. No injuries are being reported at this time. MEMA is providing portable lights to aid law enforcement in securing the area.