Bryant expected to sign State of Emergency for areas hit by severe weather

Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign a State of Emergency on the severe storms that passed through Mississippi on Sunday.

Bryant and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. Monday to give updates about damage assessments and cleanup efforts that are happening throughout the state.

The National Weather Service in Jackson said four EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Hinds County. Surveyors will also assess damage in other areas over the next few days.

Two people died Sunday as a result of the storms.

A 7-year-old was electrocuted in Rankin County while unplugging a golf cart charger. The other death was reported in Holmes County. According to the family members of the victim, Carlton Hurt died after a tree fell on his home, causing a beam to fall on top of him.

Source: WJTV