One woman killed, hundreds still without power after storms

By WLOX Staff

STATEWIDE, MS (WLOX) - The severe weather that moved through South Mississippi Sunday night and Monday morning downed trees, destroyed homes, left thousands without power and even killed a woman in Jones County.

The Greene County School District closed all schools Monday due to flooding in Leakesville.

At the height of the storm Sunday, Singing River Electric had about 2,000 members without power. By Monday at 9am, fewer than 500 members were still without power.

"Crews worked through the day yesterday and into the night and completed all repairs from Sunday; however, bad weather started up again around 3:30 this morning," said Smith. "We had around 750 members without power this morning mostly in George, Greene and Perry counties during the worst of the weather and expect all power to be restored in a couple of hours depending on the weather."

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from 15 counties as a result of the severe weather that moved through the state Saturday and Sunday. Here's a listing of the damage as of Monday at 10am.

Adams: Eight homes destroyed; seven homes with major damage; 14 homes with minor damage; three apartments with major damage; widespread power outages.

Clarke: One home damaged; power outages; trees down.

Covington: Four homes damaged; eight mobile homes damaged; one church damaged.

Franklin:  Trees down; power outages; roads blocked.

Jasper: Several homes damaged; trees and power lines in the Stringer Community and Heidelberg area.

Jones:  One death; one injury; reports of damage throughout the county.

Lawrence: One home damaged; power being restored and roads are being cleared.

Leake: Four homes and one vehicle damaged.

Lee: One mobile home destroyed; two mobile homes with minor damage; trees and power lines down and roads blocked.

Lincoln: Approximately 20 homes with damage; roads are being cleared and power being restored.

Neshoba: Two homes with minor damage; one mobile home with major damage.

Perry: One home damaged and power lines down.

Simpson: Eight homes with minor damage; four homes with major damage.

Smith:  One business damaged; numerous trees being removed from roads.

Yazoo: One home damaged; trees removed from roads.

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