Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mile wide tornado kills at least 10

Storms Roll Across Mississippi, Creates Tornadoes

A band of strong thunderstorms rolled across Mississippi yesterday, wreaking havoc from Yazoo City, in the north of the state, to Ocean Springs, on the coast. The storms spawned a number of tornadoes, and some those turned deadly.

Mile wide tornado kills at least 10A tornado caused by the storm system ravaged the town of Yazoo City. According to a report by, the tornado killed at least 10 and rescue crews were going to try and reach more harder hit areas in the morning daylight. It is feared that additional deaths will be discovered when the crew get there.Governor Haley Barbour, according to an Associated Press report in the Sun Herald, described the scene as "Utter obliteration."

Governor Barbour has declared the area is in a "State of Emergency" and has authorized the use of the Mississippi National Guard to support local civil authorities in the recovery of the area.

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