Mississippi Tornado DamageBy Teresa Collier | Published 28 Apr 2011 04:28pm |
Survivors picked through rubble Thursday in Smithville, a northeastern Mississippi town that was mostly flattened by violent storms that roared through the South a day earlier.
Mississippi's death toll is at least 33 from this week's violent storms. Authorities say 32 people were killed Wednesday and one was killed Tuesday.
There were 14 deaths from Smithville alone. The town of 900, in Monroe County, was the hardest hit Mississippi community.
The storms also left wide swaths of destruction in Kemper and Clarke counties in east central Mississippi, near the Alabama line.
Thousands of structures are damaged across the state. Governor Haley Barbour said Thursday he's asking President Barack Obama for a federal disaster declaration all of Mississippi.
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