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Asher Notheis, Breaking News Reporter


NextImg:Mississippi tornado storm leaves at least 23 dead and four missing

At least 23 people are dead in the wake of a severe tornado storm in Mississippi, with at least four other people missing.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency made the announcement on Saturday morning, with the number of both deaths and missing people expected to increase.

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"We have numerous local and state search and rescue teams that continue to work this morning," the agency wrote on social media. "A number of assets are on the ground to assist those that have been impacted."


Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) took to social media on Saturday morning to share his sorrow regarding the storm's victims, adding that search and rescue teams are still active.

"The loss will be felt in these towns forever," Tate wrote. "Please pray for God’s hand to be over all who lost family and friends."


Amory Mayor Cory Glenn said on Saturday that everyone in the city has "thus far" been accounted for, according to Fox News.

"A devastating storm, but we're resilient people, and we'll overcome," Glenn said.


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Both Amory's Police and Fire Departments have warned residents the city's Water Department suffered a direct hit from the tornado on Friday and that residents should boil their own water until the departments give the all-clear.

"ALSO, please consider any downed power lines as active or live and avoid them!" A statement on the Amory Fire Department's page read. "Please remain off of the roads so that first responders can perform their jobs!"