Powerful tornadoes caused widespread destruction in Mississippi, killing almost two dozen people and damaging buildings. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirmed that 23 people died, four were missing, and dozens were injured. Search and rescue teams were deployed to assist victims affected by the tornadoes, and more ambulances and emergency assets were sent to assist those affected. The National Weather Service issued alerts, warning residents that flying debris could be deadly to those caught without shelter, and complete destruction was possible. Rolling Fork was hardest hit, with the surrounding area’s cotton, corn, soybean fields, and catfish farming ponds experiencing significant damage. Storm experts warned of increased risk exposure in the area, with socioeconomically vulnerable landscapes making it more dangerous. Tornado warnings were in place for several states, with other tornadoes reported in Texas and Missouri.

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