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Tornado wreaks havoc in Mississippi, 26 people killed, hundreds homeless, Biden says – will do anything to help



Mississippi. The tornado that hit Mississippi in America on Saturday caused massive damage. At least 26 people died and dozens were injured in this disaster, while hundreds were left homeless. While giving the information, officials expressed concern that the death toll could rise further. US President Joe Biden has pledged to provide emergency aid to victims of this devastating tornado.

Officials said the hardest hit by the tornado were Silver City, a town of about 200 people in western Mississippi, and Rolling Fork, a town of 1,700 people. This tornado left a trail of heavy destruction for approximately 100 miles (161 kilometers) in these two neighboring towns.

Relief and rescue operations continue
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves wrote on Twitter, “At least 26 Mississippians were killed by last night’s devastating tornado.” We know that many more have been injured. Search and rescue teams are still active. The loss in these cities will be felt forever.

President Joe Biden described the images of devastation from the tornado as heartbreaking. (AP picture)

Reeves declared a state of emergency in the affected areas, which he said would remain in effect “until this threat to public safety has ceased.”

12 people died in a rolling park
Jarrett Brown, a volunteer with disaster response organization Team Rubicon, who arrived in Rolling Fork, told Reuters footage of the damage showed the storm had hit some people hard. He said: “There was no safe place to escape to in some of these areas.

Will do anything to help – Biden
President Joe Biden described the Mississippi photos as “heartbreaking” and said in a statement that he had spoken with Reeves and offered his condolences and the government’s full support for relief.

Biden said, “For those affected by these devastating storms and for the first responders working to help fellow Americans, we will do everything we can. We’ll be here until it happens. We will work together to provide you with the support you need to recover.

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