At least 23 people were killed, dozens were injured and four people are missing after monster tornadoes tore through Mississippi. The storms left a 100-mile path of destruction and nearly wiped several towns off the face of the Earth.
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“The loss will be felt in these towns forever. Please pray for God’s hand to be over all who lost family and friends,” Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted.
Most of the deaths occurred in the towns of Rolling Fork and Silver City.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Brandy Showah told CNN. “This was a very great small town, and now it’s gone.”
Fred Miller, the former mayor of Rolling Fork, told FOX Weather much of the town has been destroyed.
“The west part of Rolling Fork is a residential area, and just a number of houses over there have been completely destroyed,” Miller said. “Highway 61, where most of our businesses are, all of the businesses on 61 have been completely destroyed. People are trapped in a couple of the eateries, and people are trying to get them out now.”
First Light of Rolling Fork Mississippi after a Violent #Tornado last night. #mswx @SevereStudios @MyRadarWX pic.twitter.com/NG0YcI3TQn— Jordan Hall (@JordanHallWX) March 25, 2023
First light revealing the destruction in Rolling Fork, MS #MSwx pic.twitter.com/9q5QX2wF4F— Aaron Rigsby (@AaronRigsbyOSC) March 25, 2023
Aftermath of Rolling Fork, Mississippi after 2 mile-wide tornado made a direct hit last eve at 8pm. pic.twitter.com/pg77pexzEY— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) March 25, 2023
Mississippi got hit bad last night pic.twitter.com/i3i0YRrJvz— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) March 25, 2023
HEARTBREAKING IMAGES: Our field crews are on the ground in Silver City, MS where a large and extremely dangerous #tornado caused extensive damage to the town. pic.twitter.com/YHqwu3OIRm— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) March 25, 2023
#Tornado damage in #Mississippi as seen by our stormtracker @CharlesPeekWX @weatherchannel pic.twitter.com/vCZkVNSa7e— Kelly Cass (@kellycass) March 25, 2023