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MEMA releases preliminary damage report for Cristobal



Satellite image of Tropical Storm Cristobal as it neared the Gulf Coast Saturday, June 6. (Source; NOAA)
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Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall Sunday evening just east of Grand Isle, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. Wind gusts exceeded 60 mph at times along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and average rainfall totals ranged from 6 to 8 inches in coastal locations with locally higher amounts.

At this time, Jackson, Hancock and Harrison counties are the only counties that have submitted official damage reports to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. One home was affected in Jackson County. In Harrison County, one home was affected, and 10 business buildings experienced minor damage. Additionally, no injuries have been reported.

These are initial reports, numbers could change throughout the upcoming days.

MEMA continues to work directly with local county EMA directors to further assess the damage caused by this tropical system.

Residents can self-report damage to county emergency management agencies through MEMA’s self-reporting tool. Links for each county can be found on the MEMA website.

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