New tornado warning issued for Georgia hours after twister kills 26 people

A tornado warning has been issued for Georgia just hours after a twister ripped through Mississippi killing 26 people.

The National Weather Service issued warnings for several Georgia counties this morning.

Earlier today President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Mississippi so residents could claim refuge.

This means there will be additional funding for those who have been worst hit.

The US ramped up recovery efforts today after huge wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour flattened buildings.

Search and recovery crews today resumed the daunting task of digging through the debris of flattened homes and commercial buildings.

Further warnings were issued including those for high winds, large hail, and possible tornadoes.

They were issued in eastern Louisiana, south-central Mississippi, and south-central Alabama.

Following Biden’s declaration, funding can be used for recovery efforts in Mississippi’s Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey counties, including temporary housing, home repairs, loans covering uninsured property losses, and other individual and business programs, the White House said in a statement.

The tornado flattened entire blocks, obliterated houses, ripped a steeple off a church, and toppled a municipal water tower.

The warnings put out this morning come after a tornado was observed near the city of Milledgeville, in central Georgia’s Baldwin County.

A warning was also issued in Hancock County and a wider tornado watch remains in place for large sections of Georgia and Alabama.

A ‘tornado watch’ means that tornadoes are possible in the area. Residents should be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued, the weather service said.

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