Storms Pound Mississippi

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Gov. Ronnie Musgrove declared a state of emergency Monday after storms left six people injured and a trail of wind and water damage across central Mississippi.

The state of emergency focuses on Grenada, Hinds, Lauderdale, Lincoln, Madison, Rankin, Warren and Yazoo counties.

Initial reports from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency show a total of 11 homes and 17 mobile homes detroyed by the storm. Two businesses were destroyed and 14 others were damaged.

Storms continued to rumble across areas of southern Mississippi Monday.

There were numerous reports of flooding rains, large hail and damaging winds during the storms that began Sunday.

A possible tornado caused extensive damage Sunday night in Lincoln County, north of Brookhaven.

ME-MA executive director Robert Latham said numerous mobile homes were damaged, with as many as five being turned over.

Cindy Galey, a spokeswoman at the Lincoln County Civil Defense office, said six people with minor storm-related injuries were treated last night at a Brookhaven hospital.

Flooding has been reported along streams and creeks in low areas and the possibility of additional rain continues into Tuesday.


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