President Biden to visit Mississippi after tornadoes ravage state, leaving 25 dead

President Biden will visit Mississippi on Friday After violent tornadoes hit cities in the southern state.

The White House announced Wednesday that Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Rolling Fork, Mississippi, on Friday, which was hit by an EF4 tornado on March 25.

According to Fox Weather, the tornado started near Rolling Fork and continued 30 miles northeast through Silver City, with first responders reporting damage in both cities.

In a statement, the White House said Biden and the first lady Jill Biden He will “visit with first responders, state and local officials, and communities affected by the devastation.”

Mississippi tornadoes: Violent tornadoes kill at least 25, leave 100-mile path of destruction

President Biden speaks at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Baltimore.

President Biden speaks at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Baltimore. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

Radar analysis shows that the tornado was on the ground for about 80 miles and had the potential to lift debris at least 20,000 feet into the air.

Most of the city was destroyed, former Rolling Fork mayor Fred Miller said.

First responders are seen amid damage from the storm in Silver City, Mississippi.

First responders are seen amid damage from the storm in Silver City, Mississippi. (Mississippi Highway Patrol Greenwood/Twitter)

A car awaits removal Saturday, March 25, 2023, after it was destroyed by a tornado Friday night that struck Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Several people were killed by tornadoes that swept through the state Friday night, destroying buildings and knocking out buildings, emergency officials in Mississippi say.  The power went out due to severe weather that produced hail the size of golf balls that traveled across several southern states.

A car awaits removal Saturday, March 25, 2023, after it was destroyed by a tornado Friday night that struck Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Several people were killed by tornadoes that swept through the state Friday night, destroying buildings and knocking out buildings, emergency officials in Mississippi say. The power went out due to severe weather that produced hail the size of golf balls that traveled across several southern states. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Emergency rescuers and first responders climb through a tornado-ravaged mobile home park in search of bodies that may be buried in piles of debris, insulation and home furnishings, Saturday morning, March 25, 2023, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi.  Mississippi emergency officials say several people were killed in tornadoes that ripped through the state Friday night, destroying buildings and knocking out power as severe weather sent hail the size of golf balls that moved across several southern states.

Emergency rescuers and first responders climb through a tornado-ravaged mobile home park in search of bodies that may be buried in piles of debris, insulation and home furnishings, Saturday morning, March 25, 2023, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Mississippi emergency officials say several people were killed in tornadoes that ripped through the state Friday night, destroying buildings and knocking out power as severe weather sent hail the size of golf balls that moved across several southern states. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Recovery efforts continue for a tornado that devastated Mississippi where at least 25 people were killed

“The western part of Rolling Fork is a residential area, and only a few homes there were completely destroyed,” Miller said. “Highway 61, where most of our businesses are, all businesses on 61 were completely destroyed. People are trapped in two restaurants, and people are trying to get them out now.”

Rolling Fork Mayor Eldridge Walker told Fox News the community was “devastated.”

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Windswept vehicles are stacked on top of another in Rolling Fork, Miss., Saturday, March 25, 2023, the day after a series of tornado-induced storms moved through the area.  Several people were killed in the tornadoes that ripped through the state Friday night, destroying buildings and shutting down electricity, emergency officials in Mississippi said, as severe weather sent golf-ball-sized hailstones that moved across several southern states.

Windswept vehicles are stacked on top of another in Rolling Fork, Miss., Saturday, March 25, 2023, the day after a series of tornado-induced storms moved through the area. Several people were killed in the tornadoes that ripped through the state Friday night, destroying buildings and shutting down electricity, emergency officials in Mississippi said, as severe weather sent golf-ball-sized hailstones that moved across several southern states. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A resident looks through piles of debris, insulation and home furnishings to see if anything is salvageable at a tornado-damaged mobile home park in Rolling Fork, Mississippi.  March 25, 2023. Several people were killed in Mississippi by tornadoes that ripped through the state Friday night, destroying buildings and knocking out power as severe weather produced golf-ball-sized hail that moved across several southern states.

A resident looks through piles of debris, insulation and home furnishings to see if anything is salvageable at a tornado-damaged mobile home park in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. March 25, 2023. Several people were killed in Mississippi by tornadoes that ripped through the state Friday night, destroying buildings and knocking out power as severe weather sent golf ball-sized hail that moved across several southern states. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Law enforcement officers climb over the wreckage of a restaurant searching for survivors early Saturday, March 25, 2023, in Rolling Fork, Miss. No one was found.  Several people were killed in the tornadoes that ripped through the state Friday night, destroying buildings and shutting down electricity, emergency officials in Mississippi said, as severe weather sent golf-ball-sized hailstones that moved across several southern states.

Law enforcement officers climb over the wreckage of a restaurant searching for survivors early Saturday, March 25, 2023, in Rolling Fork, Miss. No one was found. Several people were killed in the tornadoes that ripped through the state Friday night, Mississippi emergency officials say, destroying buildings and shutting down electricity as severe weather sent hail the size of golf balls that moved across several southern states. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)

“We’ve lost lives. We’ve had injured people, and I’ve had friends I’ve lost and families that have been displaced, explained. “And now, we’re working really hard to make sure that those displaced families and children — we’re taking care of them and [getting] They have what they need at this point.”

Fox News’ Sarah Rumpf contributed to this report.

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