State of emergency declared in tornado-ravaged Mississippi

US President Joe Biden announced that he declared a federal emergency for the region after 26 people lost their lives in and around Mississippi due to the impact of more than 10 devastating tornadoes.

On the second day of the natural disaster, the rescue teams searched for life under the rubble, while the locals tried to save their valuables among the ruins of their houses.

It has been seen that the people of the town of Rolling Fork, who are generally low-income, are trying to make their houses livable again, which has been badly damaged due to the disaster, which is stated to be the biggest tornado of the last 50 years.

Reporting hurricane-like weather phenomena, the National Weather Service shared the information that the tornado that hit the Rolling Fork had a magnitude of 4 out of 5 and that moments when its speed exceeded 300 kilometers per hour were detected.

While Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials shared on Twitter their assistance to the local community, Mississippi’s Republican governor, Tate Reeves, said: “Unfortunately, more potentially bad weather is coming our way in Mississippi.” He warned citizens about safety.

On the evening of March 23, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a pre-disaster warning of a tornado heading towards the state’s Rolling Fork area, saying, “To protect your life, hide now.” made his statement.

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