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Severe storms weather update

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency information

June 21, 2023 – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to work to assess the damage from the June 19 storms that swept through the state. 

In Jackson County, local officials report 300 homes and 80 businesses with damage. MEMA will work to validate those numbers as assessments continue throughout the week. 

The National Weather Service has confirmed the storm in Moss Point as an EF-2 tornado with 130 mile-per-hour winds. A temporary shelter has been set up in Moss Point with the help of the Red Cross at The Riverfront Community Center at 4400 Denny Street, Moss Point, MS 39563. Mental health resources, food, and water are available for anyone needing them at that shelter.

In Jasper County, A cooling station is open at the Louin City Hall at 4240 MS-15, Louin, MS 39338. Donations are still being collected and distributed at the Louin Volunteer Fire Department at 4240 MS-15, Louin, MS 39338. The National Weather Service has confirmed the storm in Jasper County as an EF3 tornado with 150 mile-per-hour winds.

MEMA encourages residents with any damage to do the following:

  1. File an insurance claim.
  2. Take photos of the damage
  3. Report damage to county/MEMA via the self-report tool.
  4. Download the free MEMA App for customizable weather alerts.

For additional resources, MEMA is working with the American Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) and Salvation Army (601-982-4881).

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