Wipe off the map: South braces for more severe weather after tornadoes leave 26 dead. Live updates. 2020

‘Wipe off the map ‘

Rolling Fork, Miss. — Two days after violent tornadoes ripped through the Mississippi Delta region, the South braced for another wall of severe weather Sunday that destroyed rural towns and killed more than two dozen people.

Search and rescue teams were still digging through the wreckage on Sunday. At least 25 people were killed in a tornado that was on the ground for more than an hour Friday night in Mississippi. Homes were toppled off foundations, tree limbs were uprooted, cars were overturned like toys, entire blocks were wiped out.
Rodney Porter, who lives about 20 miles south of Rolling Fork and the local fire department, said the devastation was overwhelming. "It's like a bomb went off," he said, describing houses built on top of houses.

The sheriff's department said one person died in Morgan County, Alabama.
storm predikshan sentar ke saath ek gambheer toophaan phorakaastar braayan skvitieree ne kaha ki suparasel jisane 170 meel kee dooree par chalane vaale ghaatak misisipee tvistar ka utpaadan kiya, vah bavandar paida karata dikhaee diya, jisase uttar-pashchim aur uttar-madhy alabaama mein nukasaan hua. darjanon log ghaayal ho gae, misisipee aapaatakaaleen prabandhan ejensee ne bataaya.

raajy aapaatakaaleen prabandhan ejensee ne tveet kiya, "raajy ke adhikaansh hisse mein ravivaar raat bhayankar toophaan dekhane kee sambhaavana hai." "haanikaarak jhonkon kee apeksha karen. bavandar se inkaar nahin kiya ja sakata. ek yojana banaen. apane surakshit sthaan ko jaanen. chetaavanee praapt karane ke kaee tareeke hain."


  • Pope Francis offered a special prayer Sunday for the people of Mississippi “hit by a devastating tornado” during his weekly noon blessing in Vatican City.
  • President Joe Biden early Sunday issued an emergency declaration for Mississippi, making federal funding available to Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe and Sharkey counties, the areas hardest hit Friday night. Biden called the damage “heartbreaking.”

Tornado, storms slam Georgia

The LaGrange Daily News reported that Cannonville, Ga., on the Alabama border on Sunday. A certain storm occurred near the U.S., causing “significant damage”. The radar-confirmed storm also brought a hail of half dollars. “Many buildings damaged, people trapped,” Georgia Mutual Aid Group said on Facebook. The group said that I-85 was closed in both directions and vehicles were damaged due to “many trees” across the highway.

The park announced on its Facebook page that two tigers escaped from their enclosures at the Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain on Sunday after a heavy storm hit the park. The post said the park was heavily damaged by the tornado, but no employees or animals were injured.

“The tigers are safe!” Post said. “Both have now been found, sedated, and returned safely to the secure enclosure.”

How you can help

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is accepting local donations of bottled water, canned goods and paper products for victims of the storm. Here are some other ways you can help:

Salvation Army offices in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi said it was bringing supplies to mobile feeding units. The agency accepts donations here.


• The Red Cross said more than 100 trained disaster workers are working in Mississippi and more help is on the way. To donate, visit redcross.org, call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.

• Save the Children’s emergency response teams mobilized supplies including water, food, diapers and hygiene kits for families. You can help fund this effort by donating here.

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