At least six people were killed Wednesday and at least two others were reported missing as a storm system forecasters called “particularly dangerous” swept across the heartland.
Officials confirmed that three people, including a 7-year-old boy, were killed in Mississippi, where multiple tornadoes were reported. An 18-year-old Arkansas woman was killed when a tree blew over onto a house and crashed into her bedroom.
In Tennessee, the state’s Department of Health confirmed that a man and a woman were killed in severe storms in Perry County, southwest of Nashville, but had no further details. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says the county has reported debris across roads and some communications issues.
In Benton County, Miss., where two deaths occurred and at least two people were missing, crews were searching each house and in wooded areas to make sure residents were accounted for. Police there said several homes were blown off their foundations.