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25 dead, dozens injured as tornadoes cut across Mississippi Friday night

Silver City was "obliterated" during Friday night's tornadoes (Photo from MHP Greenwood/Twitter)

UPDATE: The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has now confirmed that 25 people were killed during Friday night’s tornadoes. The four people who were originally reported missing have been accounted for. 

It was a tough night for portions of Mississippi as at least 23 people are dead, dozens injured, and four missing after multiple tornadoes rolled through the state.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirmed a tentative death total Saturday around 6:20 a.m.

At least 13 of the 23 deaths happened in Rolling Fork, while according to one source, Silver City was “completely obliterated.” In Carroll County, three people died in one home.

Monroe County, home of Amory, also suffered significant damage with two people being killed.

“I would say 40 percent of homes in the town or are in the community are damaged to some sort,” Amory Mayor Corey Glenn told Fox & Friends.

Gov. Tate Reeves issued a statement on the matter Saturday morning, asking people to keep these areas in their thoughts and prayers.

“The loss will be felt in these towns forever. Please pray for God’s hand to be over all who lost family and friends,” Reeves tweeted.

Search-and-rescue efforts are still ongoing. At least 11 tornadoes have been reported across Mississippi and Alabama over the last 24 hours.

MEMA releases shelter locations for those affected by storms

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