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Tornado Sweeps Across the South and the Midwest, 26 Dead

A powerful tornado barreled through large parts of the South and the Midwest on Friday; at least 26 people were killed due to this event.

The series of strong tornadoes come a week after a rare twister that left one person dead in Alabama and 25 people in western Mississippi.

According to The Associated Press, nine people dead in Tennessee, near the Mississippi border following the severe weather.

On Saturday, the Adamsville Police Department in McNairy County explained on social media that the damage and loss were catastrophic.

The local police department in Covington, Tennessee, said the city was destroyed because of the tornado.

According to police, power lines were downed, homes were battered, and search and rescue teams were deployed.

In Arkansas, several tornadoes destroyed the state, along with powerful thunderstorms and golf ball-size hail.

Therefore, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared a state of emergency and released 100 members of the National Guard to help the people.

Besides, at least four people dead, and many others were injured in the city of Wynne, Arkansas.

In Little Rock, one person was dead and two dozen were hospitalized.

Based on the Little Rock Police Department, homes and apartment complexes were severely damaged.

Frank Scott Jr., the city’s mayor, wrote on Twitter Saturday morning that the government starts the long process of rebuilding as dawn breaks.

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Reananda Hidayat Permono
Reananda Hidayat Permono
Completed his Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

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