- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency in Mississippi’s DeSoto County after severe storms pounded the northern part of the state and Tennessee.

A statement from Bryant’s office said DeSoto County Emergency Management officials reported numerous homes and roads were flooded Thursday, primarily in the cities of Southaven and Horn Lake.

The statement said Desoto County and the American Red Cross were opening a shelter for displaced residents at a church in Southaven.

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