Towns across Mississippi and into Alabama saw the deaths of 23 and injuries of dozens more after a tornado swept through the region Friday evening. The Mississippi’s Silver City and Rolling Fork saw widespread destruction after the tornado moved through the towns at 70 miles per hour late Friday evening before reaching the Alabama towns of Winona and Armory hours later.
Rolling Fork’s mayor Eldridge Walker told CNN Saturday morning that the town had been obliterated.
“My city is gone. But we are resilient and we are going to come back strong,” Walker said.
State officials have also confirmed four individuals are still missing. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency tweeted Saturday morning at approximately 7am CT that the number of reported deaths and injuries are likely to change in coming hours.