Mississippi: Curtain of Destruction

"There wasn't any funnel," said Jackson Druggist Gus Saunders. "It was just a dark grey curtain with light on either side." It was a tornado nonetheless. The death-dealing screen flung itself repeatedly last week against populated areas of Mississippi. On Jackson's southwest fringe, sounding "like a thousand jets," the tornado struck at 4:31 p.m., demolishing a crowded shopping center and killing a dozen people. A man and his collie were picked up in their car, turned around, and set down 60 ft. away. A mother and son were decapitated side by side....

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