Publish dateSunday 26 March 2023 - 14:00
Story Code : 267395
The storm left 25 dead in South America
Tornadoes and powerful storms that swept across Mississippi in South America since late Friday (March 24) have killed at least 25 people and destroyed hundreds of homes.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): A powerful tornado and storm that swept across Mississippi in America late on Friday killed at least 25 people and destroyed hundreds of houses.
According to Reuters, experts from the United States National Weather Service announced that the tornado lasted about an hour in the region and destroyed a path of about 274 kilometers.
The rescuers who tried to save the victims of this disaster yesterday reported the critical situation in the region. According to them, only in Rolling Fork, a town of 1,900 people west of the Mississippi that suffered the most damage from the recent tornado, houses were reduced to rubble, tree trunks were broken and cars were tossed to the side.
Mississippi officials have set up three emergency shelters in Rolling Fork and are trying to house the victims. More than 75% of the residents of this city are black, and according to the results of the US census, about one-fifth of its population lives below the poverty line. The mayor of Rolling Fork stated in an interview with the media: "I have never seen anything like this before.
Residents of Silver City, a rural community of about 300 people, said they saved themselves by locking themselves in their rooms and heard the sounds of destruction outside their homes with fear and concern throughout the storm. Silver City's governor declared a state of emergency in the affected areas, writing on Twitter: "The extent of the damage is extensive and the devastation of the city is evident everywhere."
In Morgan, Alabama, the tornado and storm left a lot of damage and rescuers pulled a man out from under a car. He died from his injuries. It was the only death reported in the state as of yesterday afternoon.
US President Joe Biden described the images released from Mississippi as "heartbreaking" and said in a statement that he had ordered emergency aid.
Emergency Management Agency Director Diane Criswell will travel to Mississippi this Sunday (March 26), according to the White House. At the same time, the US National Hurricane Center announced that parts of Mississippi and Alabama may face hail and tornadoes again on Sunday.
As of Saturday afternoon, about 26,000 people were without power in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee due to the storm.
According to the United States Meteorological Organization, from Friday night to Saturday morning, at least 24 tornadoes were reported that extended from the west of Mississippi to Alabama and caused a lot of damage.
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