At least 11 people died during a tornado and severe thunderstorms that hit western Mississippi on Friday night.

The severe storm damaged homes and left thousands without power, officials said Saturday morning.

The US National Weather Service confirmed that the tornado touched down in Silver City as well as Rolling Fork.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” one resident told CNN. “We used to live in a great little town that is now destroyed.”

The tornado tore down homes, downed trees and downed power lines in the area, he said.

The tornado was traveling at more than 50 mph (80 kph) when it touched down over Rolling Fork shortly after 8 p.m. local time, the weather service said.

The storms knocked out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee with more than 50,000 outages reported in Alabama alone, according to the monitoring site