DeSoto Co. Residents Urged to Report Flood Damage

DeSoto Co. Residents Urged to Report Flood Damage

Supervisors and first responders in DeSoto County are urging homeowners to report flood damage. How many reports they receive will determine whether the county gets state help for cleanup and recovery.
HERNANDO, MS (abc24.com) - Supervisors and first responders in DeSoto County are urging homeowners to report flood damage. How many reports they receive will determine whether the county gets state help for cleanup and recovery.

Tuesday's storms are long past, but DeSoto County is still dealing with what the weather left behind.

"Our people were out all night Tuesday night, all day yesterday, and again all day today," says DeSoto Co. Supervisor Mark Gardner, asking that all damage reports be made ASAP.

"We are assessing it but there may be some remote areas we're not aware of where people experienced water damage and we want that documented."

So far they know of 80 homes and 15 businesses. But, Gardner says, "we think that number will grow," adding that residents should report "if they've got water in their homes, if their vehicle was damaged, any loss of livestock."

They're worried people won't report their issues in time and they may lose out on help from the state and federal government.

How to report flood damage in DeSoto County:

  • DeSoto County: 662-429-1359 (Emergency Management Services)
  • Hernando: 662-429-9092 (Julie Harris, mayor’s office)
  • Horn Lake: 662-781-1157 ext. 2 or 3 (City/Fire Department Emergency Management)
  • Southaven: 662-393-7466 (Fire Department Administration)
  • Olive Branch: 662-892-9201 (Mayor’s Office)
  • Walls: Call the county number 662-429-1359

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