Biden signs disaster proclamation for Mississippi following devastating storms

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US President Joe Biden has authorised a disaster designation for Mississippi’s southern state following fatal storms.

According to Xinhua, Biden ordered government help to bolster recovery efforts in regions damaged by “severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes” from Friday to Saturday.

“Twenty-five Mississippians were killed overnight due to this severe weather,” the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said in a statement, warning that a large portion of the state has the potential to see severe storms on Sunday evening.

“Expect damaging wind gusts. Tornadoes cannot be ruled out,” the agency tweeted.