President Joe Biden has authorized federal funding to be available for areas in Mississippi hit by a deadly tornado. The tornado, which received a preliminary rating of EF-4, ripped through several towns on Friday night, killing at least 25 people and injuring dozens of others. Search and recovery crews have resumed digging through debris, even as the National Weather Service warns of a risk of more severe weather—including high winds, large hail, and possible tornadoes—in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. The tornado devastated a swath of the town of Rolling Fork, reducing homes to piles of rubble and damaging at least 2,000 homes. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has already issued a state of emergency and more than a half-dozen shelters have been opened to house those displaced.

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