(photo courtesy AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Our hearts go out to our fellow Mississippians today — many have suffered damage in a powerful tornado on Saturday and some have lost their loved one. In addition to the Columbus tornado, at least 30 counties in Mississippi experienced severe weather and flooding. The extent of the damage is still being assessed, but it’s clear that these storms dealt a significant blow to communities across the state.
Need to Make a Claim?
If you are a Farm Bureau Insurance policyholder and need to make a claim, call our toll-free number is open 27 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1-866-275-7322.
Do You Need Help?
If you were affected by this storm, here are some resources that may help:
MEMA (Emergency Management): Lee Bowdry — (662) 432-2950
Red Cross: (662) 842-6101
Shelter: Bancorp South Arena – 375 Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801
MEMA (Emergency Management): Cindy Lawrence — (662) 329-5110
Emergency Services and Shelter: Townsend Community Center – 826 15th Street, Columbus, MS 39701
Shelter: National Guard Armory — 409 S Cossar Avenue, Charleston, MS 38921
Want to Volunteer?
This list isn’t exhaustive – feel free to reach out to local churches and volunteer organizations in any of the affected areas to learn about how you can help in these communities.
Statewide, you can call the Salvation Army to find more information on volunteer crews at (601) 969-7560.
To volunteer in Columbus, visit the United Way Headquarters in person:
223 22nd St. North
Volunteer Mississippi is working closely with Volunteer Columbus. Fill out their interest form for more information.
Natural disasters are a reminder about how important it is to adequately insure your home, business, autos, and more. Do not wait until the next storm to protect you and your family’s future by speaking with a Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance agent.
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