PEARL, MS (abc24.com) - The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has received preliminary reports of damages from three counties due to severe weather that moved through the state Sunday night and Monday morning.
In Bolivar and Quitman Counties, several homes were damaged and trees and power lines were down. At least one injury was reported in Bolivar County.
In Coahoma County, several farm buildings were damaged and power lines were down.
These are initial reports from county emergency managers and no state assistance has been requested at this time. Additional damage assessments are underway. The National Weather Service will conduct surveys to determine what type of weather caused the damage.
“Our sympathies go out to those whose homes were damaged and those who were injured. But while the damages were not catastrophic in our state we only have to look at the destruction in Alabama from the same storm system to realize we were very fortunate,” said MEMA Director Robert Latham. “I hope many of our residents took time to prepare their families and homes prior to the storms reaching them. The next time we may not be as lucky. Personal preparedness does save lives.”