UPDATE: Severe weather possible again in Miss. this week

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Forecasters say severe weather is possible again in Mississippi this weekend.

Daniel Lamb, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Tuesday that while the storms could be potent, it’s too early to know if they’ll spawn tornadoes.

Lamb says a storm system that walloped the state this past Saturday was “very rare and exceptional.” Tornadoes left a wide swath of destruction in at least 17 counties.

Teams of state and federal workers are continuing to assess damage, and Gov. Haley Barbour says he’s hoping on Wednesday to submit a request for federal aid.

Crews are still cutting thousands of fallen trees, putting blue tarps on damaged roofs and hammering up plywood over missing windows.

Ten people were killed, at least 49 were injured and nearly 700 homes were damaged.

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