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MEMA update: Christmas Day damage reports

PEARL, MS (WLOX) -

Damage assessments are concluding in counties hit by severe thunderstorms and tornadoes Tuesday.

Mississippi is under a State of Emergency, declared by Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday. This allows state resources to be used throughout the impacted areas to assist local governments in responding to this disaster.

Twelve counties have reported damages to the State Emergency Operations Center in Pearl. The damages are as follows: 

  • Amite: Three homes destroyed, five homes major damage and two homes minor damage. 
  • Forrest: Four homes destroyed and two homes minor damage. One injury. 
  • George: At least two homes damaged. 
  • Greene: Damage to two homes and one public building. 
  • Hinds: One home destroyed two injuries. 
  • Jones: One home with major damage and eight homes with minor damage. 
  • Lawrence: Eleven homes destroyed, four homes major damage and 18 homes minor damage. Seven businesses destroyed and one with minor damage. Seven injuries. 
  • Monroe: Localized flooding. 
  • Pearl River: Twenty-seven homes and three apartments destroyed, six homes with major damage and twenty homes minor damage. One public building with major damage. 10 injuries. 
  • Perry: Two homes destroyed, two homes with major damage and 10 homes with minor damage. One business with major damage. 
  • Stone: Seven homes destroyed, five homes with major damage and four homes with minor damage. 
  • Wilkinson: Two homes destroyed, four with major damage and 18 homes with minor damage. One business destroyed, one business with major damage and one business with minor damage. One public building with major damage and one road with minor damage. Two injuries.

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