Seven Dead in Easter Tornadoes in Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A state of emergency has been declared after storms roaring through Mississippi dropped a dozen or more tornadoes that killed at least 7 people. The first severe weather reports started coming in Easter morning in a swath from Monroe, Louisiana, through Yazoo City and into Attala and Noxubee Counties. Monroe suffered severe damage at the airport to facilities and airplanes parked on the ground, as well as to other areas of the city. Two violent tornadoes touched down and left twin trails of damage across southern Mississippi. It’s not yet confirmed but radar indications are that those storms may have reach EF4 or EF5 status with winds of 160 mph.

 


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