Providing food, water and shelter.
Southern Mississippi was hit by a tornado on Easter Sunday, with two huge tornadoes touching down just miles apart. One victim was located in Walthall County while two deaths came in from Lawrence Country, the first two counties the tornado hit on April 12. Jefferson County has reported three deaths and Jones County one. Trees shredded, roofs partially torn off and homes destroyed.
Disaster Relief, providing shelter, food, water and hygiene necessities.
More neighborhoods in Jackson, Mississippi were starting to flood Saturday as the swollen Pearl River may soon reach its highest point in decades, city officials said.
Authorities urged people in mandatory evacuation zones in Mississippi's capital to leave their homes or ask for help evacuating. "Please, please get out before dark tonight," Gov. Tate Reeves said at a news conference, addressing hundreds of people whom officials have asked to evacuate near the river in the Jackson area. As of Saturday night, the Pearl River, already moderately flooding some neighborhoods around northeast Jackson, had risen to nearly 36 feet and nearly 8 feet above flood stage.