While the damage and death toll is still being assessed by first responders, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirmed early Saturday morning that at least 23 people were killed in tornados that swept across the state Friday night.
By Saturday evening, that total had climbed to 25, making Friday’s storm at least the deadliest tornado to hit Mississippi in more than 50 years. Homes and businesses were destroyed in several counties and residents were left without basics such as shelter, running water, and power.
Donations of everyday basics, non-perishable food, water, etc. are being accepted at a number of locations.
Some of the immediate needs include:
Diapers and wipes
Manual can openers
Personal hygiene items
Where to take donations for storm victims
Delta Health Clinics below are accepting donations of bottled water, canned goods, and paper products for the victims of the storms that struck Mississippi on March 24.
Donations can be dropped off at the following DHC clinic locations below:
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.