Mississippi Lt. Governor tours storm damage in DeSoto County

WATCH: Mississippi Lt. Governor tours storm damage in DeSoto County

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — Mississippi Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann spent Monday morning looking at the damage left behind from Saturday’s storms.

That storm system dropped two tornadoes in North Mississippi, an EF-1 and an EF-2, according to the National Weather Service.

Hosemann estimated over 200 homes in DeSoto County were affected by the storms.

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Hosemann first stopped at Larry Woods’ house.

FOX13 first met Woods on Saturday, minutes after the tornado ripped the roof off his house and knocked down several tree’s.

On Monday, Woods got a visit from the Lt.Governor.

Woods told FOX13 he appreciates the visit.

“It’s a good feeling to know that the people, that everyone is concerned, and they want to do what they can do to help,” Woods said.

Hosemann told FOX13 it’s very important to speak to those impacted face-to-face.

“People like this just need to know that somebody cares, and that you can shake hands with them, put your arm around them and tell them it’s going to be alright,” Hosemann said.

Mississippi is currently under a state of emergency but Hosemann hopes for a federal declaration, which can only happen if the damage statewide totals $4.5 million and over $600,000 in DeSoto County.