South Assesses Damage from Saturday's Tornado

Monday, April 26, 2010

Authorities are still trying to understand the destruction caused by a tornado that carved a path of destruction from Louisiana to Mississippi on Saturday.

The Associated Press reports that a dozen people died in the storm--ten in Mississippi and two in Alabama. More than 30 people were injured.

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says that the twister wreaked "utter obliteration" in his state. The tornado damaged hundreds of homes and left many residents without electricity. The National Weather Service said that the tornado had winds of 160 miles an hour. The search is still on for people who may be stranded or trapped in buildings because of the tornado.

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