Deadly Mississippi tornado devastation
A deadly tornado has ripped through the US state of Mississippi, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. The powerful storm, which struck the day before yesterday afternoon, has already claimed several lives and caused extensive damage to homes and buildings.
Emergency services have been working around the clock to search for survivors and assess the full extent of the damage. The tornado, which had wind speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, is one of the deadliest to hit the state in recent years.
The worst affected area is believed to be the city of Hattiesburg, where several neighbourhoods have been completely destroyed. Many residents are now without power or water, and are facing a long and difficult road to recovery.
Local authorities have declared a state of emergency, and have urged residents to stay indoors and avoid unnecessary travel. The National Guard has also been deployed to help with the relief effort.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has expressed his condolences to those affected by the disaster and has pledged to do everything in his power to support the recovery efforts.
“Our hearts are with the people of Mississippi today, as we come to terms with the devastating impact of this tornado,” he said. “We will do everything we can to help those who have been affected, and to ensure that our communities can rebuild and recover as quickly as possible.”
The full scale of the damage caused by the tornado is still unclear, and it is likely to be some time before the state is able to fully recover. However, emergency services and local authorities are working tirelessly to provide assistance and support to those in need.