Miss. death toll rises to 33 from violent storms - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Miss. death toll rises to 33 from violent storms

SMITHVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's death toll now stands at 33 from this week's violent storms.

The Monroe County coroner says another person from Smithville died Thursday in a northeast Mississippi hospital.

There are now 14 deaths from Smithville alone. The town of 900, in Monroe County, was the hardest-hit Mississippi community from storms that pounded the South on Wednesday.

Authorities say 32 people were killed in Mississippi Wednesday and one was killed Tuesday.

Thousands of structures are damaged. Gov. Haley Barbour says he's asking President Barack Obama for a federal disaster declaration for the entire state.

Barbour says state and local emergency agencies continue assessing damage, and National Guard troops are on duty in Smithville.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Covington Co. schools operating on delayed schedule Friday

    Covington Co. schools operating on delayed schedule Friday

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:45 PM EST2018-01-18 23:45:42 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphicPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphic

    After being closed for nearly three full days due to winter weather and dangerous driving conditions, Covington County School District schools will reopen to students Friday, but they will be on a delayed schedule.

    More >>

    After being closed for nearly three full days due to winter weather and dangerous driving conditions, Covington County School District schools will reopen to students Friday, but they will be on a delayed schedule.

    More >>
  • Wayne Co. man pleads guilty to sexually abusing child

    Wayne Co. man pleads guilty to sexually abusing child

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-01-18 23:29:35 GMT
    James Graham Jr. (Photo source: WDAM)James Graham Jr. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A Wayne County man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a then 10-year-old boy in Jones County Circuit Court on Thursday morning.

    More >>

    A Wayne County man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a then 10-year-old boy in Jones County Circuit Court on Thursday morning.

    More >>
  • Hattiesburg man jailed in Covington County burglary investigation

    Hattiesburg man jailed in Covington County burglary investigation

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-01-18 23:24:29 GMT
    Christopher Dale Love (Photo source: Covington County JailChristopher Dale Love (Photo source: Covington County Jail

    A Hattiesburg man wanted on multiple burglary charges in Covington County is behind bars.

    More >>

    A Hattiesburg man wanted on multiple burglary charges in Covington County is behind bars.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly