Deadly Tornado Hits Mississippi Leaving at Least 26 People Dead

After a tornado touched down late Friday night in Mississippi as part of a storm system currently moving across the South that delivered twisters, heavy rain, wind gusts and hail, at least 26 people were killed.

An intense storm system ripped through Mississippi, producing a tornado that damaged communities throughout the state. Previously standing buildings are now piles of scattered debris and ruins in Rolling Fork, about 60 miles northwest of Jackson. Rural areas were devastated by the twister as it moved northeast.

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In Silver City and Rolling Fork, numerous destruction was reported as the tornado swept northeast at 70 mph without any sign of weakening, making its way toward Alabama through Winona and Amory. According to poweroutage.us, tens of thousands remain without electricity in the region.

According to several forecasters, an outbreak of severe weather had been forewarned for days, even with a weather balloon launched on Thursday. After damaging storms caused damage to the region on Thursday and Friday, the deadly twisters struck.

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In a tweet Friday night, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said that the state’s search and rescue teams are actively working and that more ambulances and other emergency assets are being sent to those affected by the twister.

Watch the video report on the matter below:





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