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StatusCrisis Alert DateMarch 24, 2023 Region Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama

March Tornadoes 2023

A large storm system spawned a series of powerful tornadoes across the southeast, striking rural parts of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama overnight on March 24 with the worst of the damage centered in Mississippi. At least 26 fatalities have been reported, 24 in the town of Rolling Fork, MS with a population of  about 1,900, many living below the federal poverty line. Much of the town was completely destroyed by the EF-4 tornado that had 166mph winds, spanned roughly 170 miles and lasted over an hour. Thousands across the three states were left without power. Americares is conducting outreach and assessing the need for support with our multiple partners in all three states.