Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday for all counties affected by the severe storms
The devastating storm and powerful “Supercell” that hit rural Mississippi on Friday night left behind 23 dead, dozens injured and flattened areas mwith the rescuers constantly pulling people out of the ruins.
🚨#BREAKING: Reports of Multiple confirmed fatalities including a 1-year-old baby after a destructive Tornado went through
⁰📌#RollingFork | #Mississippi
Currently Multiple confirmed fatalities have been reported after a Mile wide Catastrophic tornado pic.twitter.com/k6rOUtDEMe…
— RAWSALERTS (@rawsalerts) March 25, 2023
Severe weather hit several states in the south overnight, most notably Rolling Fork and Silver City.
The tornado, which was traveling at speeds of more than 50 mph (80 kph) when it touched down over Rolling Fork shortly after 8 p.m. local time, tore down homes, downed trees and downed power lines in the area, he said.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday for all counties affected by the severe storms.
“I am devastated by the destruction and loss of life these storms have caused,” Reeves said. “The state of Mississippi will continue to do everything it can to marshal every available resource to support our fellow citizens in need. The state will be there to help them rebuild their assets.” he said and continued:
“We’re not going anywhere and we’re going to be here for a long time. Please join me in praying for the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones during this difficult time.”
Biden is praying for the victims
The American president Joe Biden spoke to state and local leaders after the deadly storms and stated that “pray for those who have lost loved ones” and “for those who are missing”.
At the same time, Joe Biden expressed his condolences and pointed out that he has contacted all the relevant agencies in order to provide full support to the rescue teams and also to assess the damage caused by the unprecedented weather phenomena.
In recent years, scientists have observed an increased frequency of tornadoes in the southeastern United States, resulting in loss of life and property.
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