Tornadoes Ravage Areas and Kill Dozens of People in Mississippi

Tornadoes Ravage Areas and Kill Dozens of People in Mississippi

At least 25 people have died, and dozens more are injured after a tornado swept through Mississippi, leaving a 100-mile path of destruction, according to Fox News. The storm caused widespread damage and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

The tornado was part of a severe weather outbreak across several southern states that prompted tornado emergencies in some Mississippi towns. The death toll is expected to rise, and many areas across Mississippi have been affected. The tornado first touched down in Rolling Fork and continued for 80 miles before lifting debris at least 20,000 feet in the air.

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US President Joe Biden issued the following statement:

While we are still assessing the full extent of the damage, we know that many of our fellow Americans are not only grieving for family and friends, they’ve lost their homes and businesses.

Today, I reached out to Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, and have spoken to Senator Wicker, Senator Hyde-Smith, and Congressman Bennie Thompson to express my condolences and offer full federal support as communities recover from the effects of this storm. I also spoke to FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, who has already deployed emergency response personnel and resources to support search-and-rescue teams, assess the damage, and focus our federal support where it is needed most quickly.

Tornadoes occur relatively often in Mississippi. In fact, Mississippi is one of the states in the United States with the highest frequency of tornadoes. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Mississippi experiences an average of 28 tornadoes per year, based on data from 1991 to 2010. However, the frequency of tornadoes can vary from year to year and is influenced by various weather patterns and conditions.

It’s important to stay informed and prepared for severe weather in Mississippi, especially during the spring and fall months when tornado activity tends to be higher.



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