Hosemann Visits Site of Tornado Damage in Jasper County

Jasper County, Miss. (WTOK) – The devastation in Jasper County is just jaw-dropping. Homes that were fine less than 24 hours ago are nothing but debris scattered across the ground. Trees have been shredded. The path of destruction where the tornado came through is very clear to see.

The confirmed tornado came through just before midnight. Eighteen people were injured, some hospitalized. At least one person died. She was identified as by her family as George-Jean Hayes.

State Sen. Juan Barnett said he and Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann plan to tour the area to survey the damage, along with the Jasper County EMA Director Hudson Jenkins. Jenkins estimated 20 to 30 homes were either badly damaged or destroyed.

View Original Story (June 19, 2023)