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Biden approves disaster declaration for Mississippi after deadly tornadoes

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-03-27 03:40

An aerial view of wreckage in the town of Rolling Fork after thunderstorms spawning high straight-line winds and tornadoes ripped across the state, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, US, March 26, 2023. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden approved early Sunday a disaster declaration for the southern state of Mississippi after deadly tornadoes.

Biden ordered federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by "severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes" from Friday to Saturday.

"Twenty-five Mississippians were killed overnight due to this severe weather," the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said in a statement, warning that a large portion of the state has the potential to see severe storms on Sunday evening.

"Expect damaging wind gusts. Tornadoes cannot be ruled out," the agency tweeted.

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