This is so sad and scary. Tornadoes ripped through parts of the United States Dec. 23, leaving nine people dead and injuring at least 40 others. Get the freaky details here.
As most families are together to celebrate the holidays, some are now left grieving the loss of their loved ones or their homes after tornadoes tore through the Midwest and the South on Dec. 23. At least nine people have been killed as a result of a reported 24 tornadoes have torn across seven states. Our hearts go out to the families that have been affected by such a shocking weather-related tragedy.
The seven states which were hit by the tornadoes were Indiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama, and Michigan, according to ABC News. So far, at least five people have been reported dead in Mississippi, three in Tennessee, and one in Arkansas. Along with the deaths, the storms have caused damage to at least 10 to 15 homes in Bellevue, Mississippi, completely destroying at least seven homes, and injuring seven more people — including two with severe injuries.
As if the casualties and damage isn’t heartbreaking enough, some of the victims have already been identified. Tennessee Emergency Management reported that Perry County, Tenn., residents, 70-year-old Antonio Yzaguirre and his wife, 69-year-old Annie, as well as a 22-year-old man from Rhea County, Tenn., died in the tornadoes. A 7-year-old boy was killed in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and an 18-year-old woman from Atkins, Ark., was pronounced dead on the scene.
Although tornadoes are never an expected occurrence, these twisters come as even more of a shock because they hit so late in the year. The storms are likely a result of the unseasonably warm weather that the country has seen in recent weeks.
HollywoodLifers, send your thoughts and love to the families that have been affected by these scary Christmas tornadoes.