- Associated Press - Saturday, December 26, 2015

PEARL, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi’s death toll from this week’s storms has climbed to 10.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn confirms two bodies were found Saturday morning in Benton County. The bodies were those of two people authorities had been searching for since the tornadoes touched down Wednesday, Flynn said.

Further details on where or how the bodies were discovered were not immediately available. Their identities have not been released.

Flynn said the bodies found Saturday bring to six deaths in Benton County, two in Marshall County and one each in Tippah and Coahoma counties.

There are no reports of any additional missing people and there were a total of 56 injuries reported, Flynn said in a news release.

Preliminary damage reports show 241 homes were destroyed or sustained major damage and more than 400 total homes were affected by the storm. “Damage assessments are ongoing,” Flynn said.

Severe storms are forecast for Sunday night through mid-Monday statewide as a strong cold front pushes through from northwest to southeast. Tornadoes are possible and residents are asked to remain cautious.

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