Aerials of devastated Louisville, MS - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Aerials of Louisville area show the extent of tornado damage

One of the targets the deadly cyclone hit was the Winston Medical Center. One of the targets the deadly cyclone hit was the Winston Medical Center.
"Patience is probably the most difficult thing to ask of some right now, but we have to make the right decisions. "Patience is probably the most difficult thing to ask of some right now, but we have to make the right decisions.
Along streets, from the air and from the ground, homes, businesses, structures are unrecognizable. Along streets, from the air and from the ground, homes, businesses, structures are unrecognizable.
According to the National Weather Service, this tornado started three counties before Winston, making it's final stop in Louisville, killing ten people. A total trail of 34.3 miles. According to the National Weather Service, this tornado started three counties before Winston, making it's final stop in Louisville, killing ten people. A total trail of 34.3 miles.
LOUISVILLE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

From the air, you can get a good look at mother nature's path of destruction in Louisville. You can clearly see the EF 4 twisters trail. The artery appears to be brown, because so many homes, trees and roads were scrambled in mid air.

The National Weather Service numbers indicate the tornado had a width of 3/4 of a mile.

One of the targets the deadly cyclone hit was the Winston Medical Center. Google Earth shows what the structure looked like just hours before the twister tangled the entire property.

According to the National Weather Service, this tornado started three counties before Winston, making it's final stop in Louisville, killing ten people. A total trail of 34.3 miles.

Mayor Will Hill says,

"EF4 tornado not only taking lives and many injuries, countless property loss, but we're still here and we're going to persevere," said Louisville Mayor Will Hill.

Along streets, from the air and from the ground, homes, businesses, structures are unrecognizable.

"The main thing is we are asking for patience," added Hill. "Patience is probably the most difficult thing to ask of some right now, but we have to make the right decisions. We don't need this to bankrupt our city from making hasty decisions."

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