Weekend Tornados Devastate Mississippi, Alabama

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Multiple tornados swept through Mississippi and Alabama over the weekend killing an estimated 26 people, injuring dozens more and leaving behind rubble where homes and businesses once stood.  The National Weather Service office in Jackson, Mississippi, reported on Twitter that the tornado was an EF-4 with winds between 166mph and 200mph.  It was estimated that the tornado was on the ground for over an hour and traveled at least 170 miles. Lance Perrilloux, a meteorologist said, “That’s rare — very, very rare.”  Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves issued a State of Emergency and promised to help those affected. The same supercell which spawned the Mississippi tornado also sent twisters into northwest and northcentral Alabama.