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At least 23 people killed as tornado hits Mississippi

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At least 23 people were killed, dozens injured and four missing after powerful storms and at least one tornado pummelled Mississippi Friday night, according to officials.

The storms ripped roofs off homes, nearly levelled some neighbourhoods and knocked out power for thousands, authorities said.

The greater storm system was pushing east Saturday morning.

“We have numerous local and state search and rescue teams that continue to work this morning. A number of assets are on the ground to assist those that have been impacted,” the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said.

“The loss will be felt in these towns forever. Please pray for God’s hand to be over all who lost family and friends,” Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted.

Search-and-rescue efforts for storm victims began after a confirmed tornado struck the towns of Silver City and Rolling Fork, the latter of which was described by one resident as obliterated.

The threat of storms persisted overnight for certain areas across northern Alabama and middle Tennessee, which faced tornado watches and warnings early Saturday.

Tornadoes or severe storms that occur at night have the greatest potential to be dangerous because people are less likely to be notified in time if they’re asleep. (CNN)

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