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Mississippi tornado kills 26 and brings devastation to US state

27 Mar 2023 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

Search and rescue efforts are continuing in Mississippi after a deadly tornado hit the US state.  At least 25 people have died in the state, and one in Alabama, with dozens more left injured by Friday’s tornado.  



The storms devastated several rural towns, with Rolling Fork in western Sharkey County almost completely wiped out.  

Mississippi state governor Tate Reeves has declared a state of emergency to help respond to the damage.  

US President Joe Biden also described the images coming out of Mississippi as “heartbreaking”, and said the federal government would “do everything we can to help”.  
“We will be there as long as it takes. We will work together to deliver the support you need to recover,” he said in a statement.  

More storms are predicted to hit parts of Alabama and Georgia early on Sunday and potentially bring large hail.