Storm damage reported across Mississippi

Storm damage reported across Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - While much of South Mississippi escaped the worst of the storm, other parts of the state weren't as fortunate.

Initial damage reports show, 95 homes across Mississippi with major damage and 277 with minor damage. There are nine shelters open across the state including one in Picayune.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has deployed 255,000 sandbags and 7,200 bottles of water.

Also, 120 National Guard troops are now authorized to help in South Mississippi if needed.

The National Weather Service says flooding remains a possibility through tomorrow in parts of the state, especially near rivers and creeks.

Here is the county-by-county breakdown from MEMA:

Bolivar: Several homes flooded. Several roads closed due to flooding and two roads closed due to damage. Requesting 5K sandbags; MEMA logistics coordinating

Claiborne: Two fishermen are missing on the Mississippi River. Roads closed due to flooding.

Clarke: County EMA building flooded, two homes and 25 roads affected in Quitman.

Coahoma: 70 homes and one business with major damage.

DeSoto: 12 houses flooded/inaccessible, 2 swift water rescues, 9 roads closed.

Forrest: 11 homes affected, three roads closed.

Greene: Flash flooding.

Harrison: Sandbags available and shelters on stand-by.

Hancock: Sandbags distributed and shelters on stand-by.

Hinds: Five homes affected and five roads closed due to flooding.

Jackson: Sandbagging and shelters on stand-by.

Jefferson Davis: Flash flooding of roads and house fire due to lightning.

Jones: 20 homes with major damage and two businesses minor damage.

Lamar: Widespread flash flooding.

Lawrence: Several roads flooded.

Leake: Widespread flash flooding, several roads damaged.

Lincoln: Several roads closed due to flooding.

Marion: 25 homes and 35 roads affected by flooding.

Madison: Several roads affected by flash flooding.

Marshall: Flooding in the Barton and North Red Banks areas. A few homes are affected due to roads being inaccessible. Eight people displaced. Five roads closed due to flooding.

Panola: 45 homes and 25 roads affected, one levee breach.

Pearl River: 15 homes affected, 30 roads closed.

Perry: Roads flooded and damaged.

Pike: Swift water rescues, numerous roads, culverts and bridges washed out.

Quitman: 45 homes affected and 15 roads closed due to flooding.

Rankin: Flash flooding of roads.

Simpson: Flash flooding.

Smith: One home major damage due to EF-0 tornado in Raleigh. Major fire extinguished at the Georgia Pacific particleboard facility in Taylorsville.

Sunflower: Inverness Elementary School has major roof damage. Damage to a home in Inverness due to a tree falling. Five homes in Indianola at risk of flooding, with sandbagging operations ongoing 10-12 homes in city of Drew have flood damage.

Tallahatchie: Three homes and five roads affected by flooding.

Tate: Six homes and roads affected by flooding.

Tunica: 98 homes and roads affected by flooding.

Tallahatchie: Five roads closed due to flooding, three homes affected near Tutwiler.

Tate: Three homes affected, eight residents displaced, water damage to county courthouse and administration building, 19 roads closed.

Tunica: 59 homes damaged, 39 homes affected, roads damaged, 245 people displaced.

Walthall: Swift water rescue, numerous roads flooded.

Warren: One home and roads flooded, numerous trees down, landslide at Hwy 80 and Thorn Hill Dr.

Washington: Approximately 100 people displaced, expecting numbers to climb (MDHS and Red Cross have been notified and are coordinating with County EMA).

Wayne: Six apartments flooded, 11 roads damaged, one bridge destroyed and one non-profit major damage.

Wilkinson: Mobile home damaged, flooding in northwest part of county.

Yazoo: Minor road flooding in Yazoo City.

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