Multiple deaths reported across mid-south from severe weather
MORE: The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed that two people were killed in severe storms Wednesday.
Officials said the two deaths – one male and one female – occurred in Perry County. No further details were available.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says the affected counties have reported debris across roads and some communications issues.
ORIGINAL STORY: At least three people have been confirmed dead in Mississippi after multiple tornadoes swept through the state.
Greg Flynn, a spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency management Agency, says at least one death was reported in Marshall County Wednesday. He says there are reports of other deaths, but could not confirm any more.
Flynn also reports more than 40 injuries in six counties but that number could rise as the night goes on.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office, which neighbors Marshall County, also confirmed at least two dead and between two and four people reported missing.
Neither agency had any details as to ages or gender of the deceased.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says search-and-rescue crews are currently doing a house-by-house search to make sure residents are accounted for.