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Tornado roars through Mississippi

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 - 01:09

April 29 - A series of storms tear through the southern U.S., battering Mississippi and Alabama and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Deborah Gembara reports.

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A second day of fierce storms tore through the southern U.S., wreaking havoc in Mississippi and reducing homes to rubble. A particularly violent tornado here in Winston County is being blamed for six deaths overnight, bringing the death toll to at least 21. Homes were reduced to rubble and locals work together to stabilize an injured women after fallen trees made it difficult for medical teams to reach the area. Emergency teams in Kimberly, Alabama, found their vehicles trapped under rubble. Fire Chief Brian Gober says loud popping sounds announced the twister's approach. SOUNDBITE: FIRE CHIEF BRIAN GOBER SAYING: "You could hear things falling all around us. You could hear things just kind of, it kind of come over us. I was not expecting to open a door and there be debris, and no more roof to our fire station. We open our supply closet to our medical supplies and it's not there. It's the back, it's the road behind our station with debris, it's not something you expect to see." The storm system is expected to push east toward Georgia.

Tornado roars through Mississippi

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 - 01:09

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