One dead and at least 24 injured were reported in Arkansas after a „catastrophic” tornado hit the area on Friiday. Several tornadoes have been reported in Tennessee, Iowa, and Illinois. Over 300,000 people were inside the tornado-warned storm issued for Friday by the National Weather Service and more than 28 million people across the South and Midwest are under a tornado watch now. Bid destruction was produced in the affected area. Multiple structures, both commercial and residential, have been destroyed. Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. said in a tweet that he has requested assistance from the National Guard. The governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Arkansas due to the tornadoes and severe weather. . President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited one of the affected areas , Rolling Fork, Mississippi , on Friday.
“I know there’s a lot of pain and it’s hard to believe in a moment like this, this community’s going to be rebuilt, and rebuilt back better than it was before,” he declared. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan until 3 a.m. ET Saturday. The storm system moves into the Northeast on Saturday with some severe weather possible for Pennsylvania and upstate New York and even northern New Jersey.