Numbers of damaged properties continues to rise across DeSoto County

Numbers of damaged properties continues to rise across DeSoto County
Families in Desoto County recover after apparent tornado

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — The number of damaged properties in DeSoto County due to Saturday’s severe weather continues to rise.

FOX13 received the new numbers Wednesday morning.

In the county, there are 655 houses with damage that includes 25 destroyed, 87 major, 184 minor and 322 affected, according to Supervisor Michael Lee.

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Wednesday will be the final day of surveying and these can change some with the validation done by MEMA.

The Board of Supervisors placed dumpsters at Lewisburg Primary and Love Fire Station.

These dumpsters are for residents who have lost perishables due to no electricity and/or residents who have no garbage carts due to the storm.

They are only for residents and only for normal household garbage/ruined food from freezers or refrigerators. The board will have the dumpsters serviced daily to avoid odors.

They ask to not place rubbish, tree limbs, electronic waste, or household hazardous waste in these dumpsters.