Mississippi town mobilizes volunteers, opens mobile hospital after tornado kills 26

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2023
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Officials in Rolling Fork on Monday mobilized volunteers, organized logistics and opened a mobile hospital in the impoverished small town in western Mississippi clobbered by a ferocious tornado three days ago.

Some 26 people were killed in the powerful twister that ripped through the area and town of 1,900 on Friday night, destroying many of the community's 400 homes, snapping tree trunks like twigs and tossing cars aside like toys.

"A disaster of this magnitude in a town this small and everything close together, people here are still in shock,"...

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