Intense Storms Kill at Least 6 in Mississippi, Damage Buildings in Louisiana
Strong tornadoes raged the Deep South on Sunday, killing at least six people in Mississippi and destroying about 300 homes and several buildings in Louisiana.
According to officials, the storms killed one person in Walthall County, two people in Lawrence County and three people in Jefferson Davis County. The three counties are an hour’s drive south of Jackson, near the Louisiana state line. The two victims who died in Lawrence County were a married couple.
The National Weather Service stated that powerful winds were sweeping through several parts of Mississippi, and a tornado was seen north of Meridian, near the Alabama state line.
Strong winds late Sunday toppled many power lines and blew several trees onto several Clarksdale homes in Mississippi, some people being trapped inside their houses.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Sunday after the state was struck by several tornadoes.