Mississippians across the state are working to recover from a series of storms over the weekend. MPB's Alexis Ware reports 28 counties are a part of a state of emergency declared by the governor.
"The sirens were going off multiple sirens. I want to say there were three or four sirens had gone off."
Cheryl Mobley is one of the Mississippians affected by the storms last weekend.
"I was home alone with just dog we got in the closet under the stairs and we were okay but I heard a loud crash."
The loud crash she heard was a tree falling into her home in Clinton. She says the tree fell through the attic causing damage to her bedroom, bathroom and closets, as well as external structural damage.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports at the height of the storm 30 thousand homes were impacted. Holmes county saw the most damage, where 900 residents in Durant are still without electricity as of Monday evening.
MEMA Director Lee Smithson says his focus is making sure all residences regain power.
"My biggest concern as a Mississippian right now is making sure the power gets back on to all the residences impacted."
Governor Phil Bryant is declaring a state of emergency, which is necessary for the state to seek federal disaster assistance. Bryant says he will continue to work with MEMA to ensure aid is provided to those in need.
"We will continue the boots on the ground for the assessment of the damage in the area and seek out anyone that might need relief particularly in those areas that are affected by the whether."
Two people have died as a result of the storm one in Brandon and one in Durant.