Desk Report

Over the weekend, the number of casualties resulting from a violent storm that generated tornadoes in the southern and midwestern regions of the United States has increased to at least 32, as per media reports and officials. In Memphis, Tennessee, heavy winds from the storm knocked down trees onto several houses, resulting in the deaths of two children and an adult, according to the Memphis Police Department.

Furthermore, officials in McNairy County, Tennessee, had initially reported seven deaths on Saturday but later reported two more deaths, and on Sunday, the Tennessee Department of Health reported three more weather-related deaths in three different counties, without offering additional information.

The Department of Natural Resources in Indiana confirmed that a couple’s remains were discovered at a campground located in McCormick’s Creek State Park in Owen County, Indiana. This comes in addition to the previous report of 15 fatalities resulting from the storm, which produced tornadoes in various regions, including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Delaware, Mississippi, and Alabama. Numerous people were also injured, and numerous buildings were damaged or demolished.

President Joe Biden announced a “major disaster” in Arkansas on Sunday, directing federal assistance to support the recovery efforts. In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, he expressed his and his wife Jill Biden’s sympathies to those affected by the storms that occurred over the weekend and instructed the relevant federal officials to provide support for both immediate needs and long-term reconstruction.

The President acknowledged that numerous families across the nation were mourning the deaths of their loved ones, anxiously awaiting news of those who were fighting for their lives, and coping with the aftermath of the destruction of their homes and businesses. (Source: Reuters)


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