Aerial scenes documenting the devastation in the US state of Mississippi after the hurricane
Aerial scenes documented the massive devastation in the US state of Mississippi after the hurricane that hit it last Friday evening, which led to the death of more than 25 people and great damage to roads, cars and homes, and the tornadoes struck entire neighborhoods and led to their collapse.
Journalist Jordan Hill shared, through his Twitter account, an aerial clip that has garnered more than 2.6 million views, showing the demolition of homes and facilities, and the smashing of trucks, cars and lighting poles, according to Al Jazeera Net.
The wreckage appeared in another clip by reporter Madeline Nolan, where a hurricane survivor recounts the loss of his parents in this hurricane and the destruction of their house, pointing to their death together hugging.
US President Joe Biden mourned those affected in a tweet, announcing the dispatch of federal aid to the affected areas, while state governor Tate Reeves wrote in a tweet: "We are witnessing a tragedy"speaking of "Huge damage" After hitting the region, a series of cyclones crossed a distance of more than 150 kilometers from west Mississippi to its east.
victims and losses
The outcome of the hurricane was 25 dead and dozens injured, according to the emergency services in Mississippi, noting that 4 people who were missing were found, while search and rescue teams continue their work in search of possible victims.
In the town of Rolling Fork – which is inhabited by about two thousand people in western Mississippi – entire groups of homes and buildings were destroyed, leaving only rubble, and pieces of metal covering tree trunks, while cars turned into shattered structures.
John Brown, an official with the Red Cross in the states of Alabama and Mississippi, told AFP that the town’s streets are now like"war zone".
Tornadoes are a weather phenomenon that is difficult to predict, and are relatively common in the United States, especially in the central and southern regions of the country.
And in December 2021, 80 people were killed after tornadoes hit Kentucky.
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