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Early reports show 95 homes damaged, impacted by June 8 flash flooding

Lee County officials block a road during recent flash floods. The county declared a state of...
Lee County officials block a road during recent flash floods. The county declared a state of emergency.(WKYT)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 4:10 PM CDT
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PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) - Ninety-five homes and 90 public roads and buildings were damaged or affected by the June 8 flash flooding, according to preliminary reports from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

Emergency agencies in six counties reported damage so far, including Grenada, Lee, Oktibbeha, Tallahatchie, Quitman and Yalobusha. Damage totals are shown below:

  • Grenada Co. - 12 homes impacted
  • Lee Co. - 18 homes
  • Oktibbeha Co. - 1 home
  • Tallahatchie Co. - 50 homes
  • Quitman Co. - 8 homes
  • Yalobusha Co. - 6 homes

MEMA says official assessments will begin this weekend and that it expects more damage than what has already been reported.

The agency said it will continue to work with county emergency management directors in the coming days to do further assessments. It says residents also can self-report damage through MEMA’s self-reporting tool.

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