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Dozens killed by severe tornadoes in the United States


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At least 50 tornadoes will leave devastating trails across the United States this weekend. At least 26 people were killed and dozens more injured. The storm hit from the northern state of Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico in the south. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power.


Upside-down cars, blown-off roofs, and blown-over homes are what parts of the United States currently look like. Among other things, the tornadoes destroyed the roof of a packed concert hall in Illinois. 28 people were injured and one person was killed. The town of Wynne in Arkansas has been almost completely destroyed. There were four deaths. Most fatalities occurred in southwestern Tennessee.


In most places, the storm quickly dissipated. Except for the tornado that swept through Mississippi, it lasted a long time. This bridged a distance of about 95 kilometers and raged for almost 1 hour and 10 minutes. The US is more likely to experience severe storms. Last week, 26 people were killed in the state of Mississippi. US weather services warn of even more storms, for example, thunderstorms and wind gusts are currently moving towards the east of the country.

On Friday, US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill visited the town of Rolling Fork in Mississippi. The president promised to provide assistance to all regions.

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