By Jessica Bowman – email
PEARL, MS (WLOX) - Initial damage assessment teams assembled from local jurisdictions throughout the state along with MEMA representatives began damage assessments Sunday in the hardest hit areas following Saturday's severe storms.
New information reported to the State Emergency Operations Center in Pearl said:
State agency and local assets deployed Saturday that continues to respond includes:
MEMA has deployed the following resources:
United Way's Mississippi 211 opened its call center Sunday to assist individuals affected by the storm. The American Red Cross is on the scene supporting victims as well. ARC has opened the following shelters:
Additionally, the ARC has deployed Emergency Response Vehicles to help with feeding operations and distribution of clean up kits in impacted areas. Mental health officers are also available to provide mental and emotional care.
All classes and school activities in Yazoo county and city have been canceled.
The fatality total remains at 10, with five deaths from Choctaw County, four in Yazoo County, and one in Holmes County. Release of victims' identities is at the discretion of each county.
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