"Tornado Tears Across Mississippi, More Than Two Dozen Dead"

"SILVER CITY, Mississippi - Rescuers combed through rubble on Saturday after a powerful storm tore across Mississippi late on Friday, killing at least 25 people there and one person in Alabama as it leveled hundreds of buildings and spawned at least one devastating tornado.

The tornado stayed on the ground for about an hour and cut a path of destruction some 170 miles (274 km) long, according to Nicholas Price, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi.

President Joe Biden ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the affected areas, a White House statement said. The funding will be available to affected people in Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey counties."

Aleksandra Michalska and Joseph Ax report for Reuters March 27, 2023.


"The Gulf of Mexico Is Very Warm. That Could Mean A Bad Tornado Season." (Washington Post)

Source: Reuters, 03/27/2023