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Death toll from Easter Sunday storms rises to 14

Tornadoes ripped across Mississippi, with some of the worst damage being seen in Walthall County.
Tornadoes ripped across Mississippi, with some of the worst damage being seen in Walthall County.(James Edward Bates)
Published: Apr. 16, 2020 at 12:13 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirms another two deaths from Easter Sunday tornadoes.

Fourteen people are now confirmed dead from severe weather after deaths in Jones County and Walthall County. The fatalities include:

  • Carroll – 1 Fatality
  • Jefferson Davis – 4 fatalities
  • Jones – 4 fatalities
  • Lawrence – 2 fatalities
  • Panola – 1 Fatality
  • Walthall – 2 fatality

Thirty counties in the state reported damage from the storms. This includes hundreds of damaged or destroyed homes.

WLBT has partnered with the Red Cross to hold a fundraiser for those impacted by the storms. Click here to learn more.

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