Deadly tornado rips through a small Mississippi town

A powerful EF4 tornado wiped out a small rural Mississippi town over the weekend.

Mississippi Management posted a video on social media showing what is left in Rolling Fork, a town of about 1,900 people.

The storm hit Friday night, killing at least 26 people. Grain trucks were thrown into each other, and the County Farm Bureau building was destroyed.

As of right now, more than 36,000 people remain without power, and President Joe Biden has declared a state of emergency and deployed federal resources to help with the rescue.

Some from neighboring states in Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas have been helping with the clean-up operation. Governor Reeves says it has been heartbreaking, but everyone comes together during a crisis.

“In times of tragedy, in times of crisis, [Mississippians] stand up and they show up, and they’re here to help themselves, help their neighbors,” Reeves tells BBC.

Leaders from around the industry took to social media to express their deepest condolences.

President Joe Biden

Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith