On the evening of March 23, 2023, a powerful tornado tore through the South side of Rolling Fork, causing significant damage to homes and businesses in the area. The tornado was part of a severe weather system that had been moving through the region for several hours, and it hit Rolling Fork with little warning.
According to local officials, the tornado touched down at approximately 7:30 p.m. and quickly began moving through the South side of town. The storm caused extensive damage to buildings, including destroyed or severely damaged homes. Trees and power lines were also knocked down, making it difficult for emergency crews to access the affected areas.
Thankfully, there have been no reported fatalities from the tornado. However, several people were injured and were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
In response to the disaster, emergency crews and volunteers have been working around the clock to provide aid and support to those affected by the tornado. The American Red Cross has set up a temporary shelter for displaced residents, and local organizations are collecting donations to help with relief efforts.
The mayor of Rolling Fork has declared a state of emergency in the town, and the governor of Mississippi has offered assistance to local officials. The National Weather Service has also warned the region, advising residents to stay indoors and take precautions in case of other severe weather.
The South side of Rolling Fork is still reeling from the effects of the tornado, and it will likely take weeks or even months for the community to recover fully. However, with the support of volunteers, emergency crews, and local officials, the town works together to rebuild and heal from the disaster.