1.On Friday, a devastating tornado ripped through Mississippi with 170 mph winds, claiming the lives of at least 26 people.
2.The pictures coming out of there are surreal and otherworldly.
3.The town of Rolling Fork is "mostly gone."
We made it. Helping out in Mississippi today. The entire town of Rolling Fork is mostly gone. Please send good vibes and prayers to all of the victims out here today. #Tornado #TornadoMississippi
4."It looks like a bomb dropped on this city," a news anchor said.
This is Rolling Fork Mississippi. It looks like a bomb dropped on this city. I have never seen anything like this in my life. These photos don’t even show the worst of it. #RollingFork
5.Another reporter said they had "never seen anything like it."
Complete devastation, never seen anything like it. #sharkeycounty #RollingFork #wxms
6.Today is calling it the "deadliest outbreak in Mississippi in half a century."
The tornado damage over the weekend was the deadliest outbreak in Mississippi in half a century. @Maggie_Vespa reports on the details.
Erwin Macon lived here in #RollingFork, Mississippi. This suitcase is all he has left.
8.The tornado was strong enough to rip the bark off of trees.
Debarked trees in #RollingForkMississippi.
9.A piece of wood literally impaled this car.
10.That thing in the lower right corner used to be the water tower:
11.The tornado bent it in half.
12.This tree was picked out of the ground like a carrot.
14.The winds were strong enough to throw this bus into a tree.
15.That's someone's bedroom.
16.That's a support beam going through a car window.
17.And that's a car balancing on someone's house like a Jenga piece.
18.What trees are left barely have any limbs.
19.Others are plastered in home insulation.
20.Street signs are tossed about.
21.This used to be a diner, and eight people survived the tornado by hiding out in that cooler:
22.This person's bedroom looks like a set from a play.
23.The winds were strong enough to rip the letters off of this building.
24.And this license plate was nearly ripped off of a car.
25.That's someone's mattress in a tree:
26.The air conditioner is the only thing left intact here:
27.That's sheet metal wrapped around a tree:
28.And the bricks from this building were picked off one by one.
29.There really is nothing left.
30.That's a car on top of what used to be a house.
31.Those are two large semitrucks stacked together like play pieces.
32.And this man lost his parents after an 18-wheeler fell onto their house.
One man lost his parents after the Rolling Fork tornado dropped an 18-wheeler onto their home. “I was told they passed away in each others arms.” 💔 #RollingFork #Mississippitornado @16WAPTNews @NWSJacksonMS
33.It's absolutely heartbreaking.
34.This is what a neighborhood looked like before:
And here it is after:
37.It's hard to comprehend the damage and loss.
38.But people are working tirelessly to provide relief.
The Cajun Navy Ground Force is working tirelessly to provide relief to those affected by recent tornado in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Please consider donating today at https://t.co/gQqpjlxn4h #GoCajunNavy #DisasterRelief #destruction #rollingforktornado #breakingnews
39.And the long process of rebuilding has already begun.
We are on the ground working with our partners with ongoing response efforts in Mississippi — assisting survivors with disaster assistance applications & answering questions to identify their immediate needs in order to jumpstart their recovery.More: https://t.co/Rjj4S15qy6