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Six people dead as storms, tornadoes tear through Mississippi

A minimum of six people had been killed in Mississippi on Sunday when extreme storms and tornadoes swept through the area, officers mentioned.

The victims had been from three counties that border Louisiana — Walthall, Lawrence and Jefferson Davis, in accordance with Mississippi Emergency Administration Company director Greg Michel.

Earlier than ravaging Mississippi, the highly effective system pounded the northern a part of Louisiana with a number of tornadoes and damaging winds, wrecking a whole lot of properties and buildings in that a part of the state.

The town of Monroe, Louisiana, was hit particularly onerous, with 200 to 300 properties destroyed when a twister touched down round midday, the town’s mayor, Jamie Mayo, instructed KNOE-TV.

Roughly $30 million in harm was performed to airplanes at Monroe Regional Airport, the airport’s director, Ron Phillips, instructed the Information-Star.

The climate service had mentioned the best threat for sturdy Easter Sunday storms lined a lot of Mississippi, Alabama and western Georgia.

That space was at “reasonable threat” whereas a lot of the remainder of the South was underneath not less than a “marginal” threat, the climate service mentioned.

With Submit wires 

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