A rare, long-track tornado left a trail of devastation across western Mississippi — killing at least 25 people, tearing buildings and leaving thousands of homes without power.
At least one person also died in storms in Alabama on Friday night.
“This is a horrific event,” Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said, “it is heart breaking, there is really no other way in which to describe it.”
U.S President Joe Biden, called the images from Mississippi “heartbreaking” and offered the full support of the federal government in the aftermath of the storm.
“Jill and I are praying for those who have lost loved ones in the devastating tornadoes in Mississippi and for those whose loved ones are missing,” President Joe Biden.