CLARKSDALE, Miss. – The National Weather Service issued an alert for several towns in Mississippi after a large and dangerous tornado touched down.
On Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a tornado emergency for the area, meaning significant damage and fatalities are likely.
So far, the storm system is responsible for at least one death.
An 18-year-old woman in Arkansas died Wednesday when a tree fell through her roof. Four other people in the house, including a toddler, survived.