A powerful storm swept through the southern United States over the weekend, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The severe weather system brought heavy rain, strong winds and lightning strikes to several states, including Mississippi.
The most devastating impact was felt in Rolling Fork, a small town located in Sharkey County, Mississippi. According to local authorities, at least 13 people were killed when a deadly tornado touched down on Saturday night.
Omar Villafranca reports that emergency services rushed to the scene to search for survivors and provide assistance to those affected by the disaster. "We had multiple homes damaged or destroyed," said Sheriff Lindsey Adams.
The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings across parts of Louisiana and Mississippi throughout Saturday evening. Despite efforts to warn residents about the incoming danger, many were caught off guard by the severity of the storm.
The damage caused by this latest natural disaster has prompted calls for increased investment in infrastructure and emergency response systems across southern states. Many communities are struggling with aging buildings and insufficient resources needed to respond effectively in such situations.
As families mourn their loved ones lost during this tragic event, officials have urged members of affected communities to stay vigilant as more storms could be on their way over coming days.