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President Biden to visit Mississippi Delta following deadly tornadoes

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President Joe Biden will be heading to Rolling Fork on Friday to assess the damage from last week’s severe storms and tornadoes, which left 21 dead and countless injured.

According to a press release from the White House, both Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will “visit with first responders, state and local officials, and communities impacted by the devastation.”

The National Weather Service released that seven tornadoes touched down in the Magnolia State over the weekend, with one EF-4 tornado traveling through Rolling Fork.

Nearly 2,000 homes in 12 counties received damage ranging from minimal to destroyed, with residents in Monroe County receiving the majority of the destruction from two EF-3 tornadoes. In Sharkey County, an estimated 255 homes were damaged by the storms with 13 fatalities.

“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 over the weekend.

Residents of Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey Counties can now register for FEMA Individual Assistance by going online to or calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). MEMA is also encouraging residents who can report their damage using MEMA’s Self-Report Tool.

MEMA reports nearly 2,000 homes damaged by Friday’s severe weather

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