State of Emergency Declared

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The governor's office has issued a state of emergency for the residents in counties, including Attala, Choctaw, Holmes and Lowndes, affected by Thursday's severe weather.

In addition to widespread property damage, the weather also is being blamed for at least two traffic fatalities.

The preliminary estimate is 25 houses were destroyed, 22 suffered major damage and 59 had minor damage, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

MEMA also says one business was destroyed, two had major damage and two had minor damage.

In all 11 people were injured, three serious enough to go to the hospital but none with life-threatening injuries.

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