State of Emergency declared after recent round of storms

State of Emergency declared after recent round of storms

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Governor Phil Bryant has declared a State of Emergency after a round of recent storms.

Multiple counties throughout the state have experienced major flooding issues that have led to river flooding, backwater flooding, and multiple road closures of state highways and roads, along with county roads.

There has also been damaged assessed in Pike and Amite Counties, due to possible tornadoes

The State Emergency Operations Center is activated and has coordinated state resources to the county level through the response phase.

Residents are encouraged to report damages and unmet needs to their local emergency management office. To find your county’s emergency management office, contact information, visit MEMA’s website at http://www.msema.org/county-ema/.

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