Deadly tornadoes ravage US Gulf-coast, leaving at least 34 dead


At least 34 people have been killed in tornadoes that have ripped through Mississippi and Alabama, flipping trucks over on highways and leaving tens of thousands without power.A severe tornado struck the town of Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, at approximately 2:45 p.m. local time (07:45 p.m. GMT), destroying every building in a two-block area and causing dozens of injuries. Meteorologists reported seeing a “debris ball” signature on their Doppler radar, a clear warning that a potentially dangerous tornado was incoming. Television news anchors and weathermen at WTA-TV in Tupelo were forced to evacuate the studio for their own safety. The tornado affected the western part of the town, near Tupelo Airport and then tracked down to the northeast of the town.

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