Of the state MississippiIn the afternoon USAThis Sunday prepares for new storms, after several hurricanes devastated the region and left at least 25 dead.
“It’s a tragedy,” the officer tweeted. Tate Prefectspeaking of the “devastating damage” on Friday night by the tornadoes that tore through more than 150 kilometers of the state. Mississippi it is from the west.
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The balance of the weight of twenty-five dead and dozens injured, according to the state emergency service (MSEMA). Four people who were reported missing were found, he added.
Rescue teams search for victims.
President Joseph Biden On Sunday, he ordered the development of federal aid to the state, in exchange for grants intended for temporary accommodation, home repairs and reduced mortgage rates to cover losses from uninsured property.
In a previous statement, the president stated that he had seen the “encouraging” images and stressed that his government “does everything possible” for as long as it “needs”.
Horrible weather conditions are forecast for this Sunday in the region, with strong winds and hail. The emergency management agency warned that “the possibility of tornadoes cannot be ruled out.”
In Fork Rolling, a city of about 2,000 inhabitants in the western state of Mississippi, you could see rows of destroyed houses, streets full of rubble and overturned cars. There were also trees scattered on the ground.
Some 4,800 residents in Mississippi did not have power, and nearly 11,000 homes and businesses in the neighboring state remained dark. Alabamasecond place poweroutage.us.
“My city has disappeared”
“Almost everything in the city has been destroyed,” he told AFP by phone Patricia Perkins, a 61-year-old neighbor. “Most of the stores were flattened” by the tornado, explained this hardware store employee.
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Aaron Rigsby“Polluce’s searcher” explained that he arrived at the scene on Friday night and “cries of people caught in the rubble, begging for help”.
“There was a lady who could not take time and was deceived, the roof of her house fell on her,” he told AFP by telephone. “I was able to free her from the rubble,” she added on her injured leg.
Several victims were located from the wreckage and taken to a hospital, the mayor of Rolling Fork said. Eldridge Walker.
“My city has disappeared,” he moaned.
“A destroyed house can be restored, but life cannot be replaced,” he added.
Died in Alabama
According to ABC television, at least 13 people died in the county Sharkeyanother three in Carroll and two in Monroe.
sad from * Silver City who in this city is most affected by death is indicated by ABC.
In Alabama, the weather was also violent and a man was killed when his trailer overturned, Morgan County authorities said.
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“Our top priority right now, especially for local first responders, is the safety of the people who live and make sure people are safe,” he told WJTV. Malory Whitespokesperson for MSEMA requirements services.
Tornadoes, a severe and difficult to predict meteorological phenomenon, are common USAespecially in the central region and the south.
In December 2021, some 80 people died in the state after the tornado passed through Kentucky.