MEMA responds to devastation in the state

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Morton Mayor Gerald Keaton looked out at the devastation surrounding him in all directions. He says the Easter reference is not lost on him.

“God has shown himself, usually these storms go over or around us. But this time it got us. God sends us messages to show love to one another. I want to thank everyone, we have people from everywhere.”

The Mayor joined Mississippi Emergency Management Director Col. Greg Michel to give the press an update from the field in the area hit hardest by tornados. This latest round of storms affected fourteen counties and resulted in three deaths. Miraculously, no one in Morton where several homes were flattened, was injured.

Michel told WJTV 12’s Terrance Friday he’s ready for the state to get past April which is prone to storms and tornados.

“It’s just heartbreaking, no matter how many times you see it. Each time, it’s someone’s life that’s been disrupted.”

Mayor Keaton says there are volunteer efforts in place and people can donate both food and water. Agencies have asked donors to refrain from sending clothing.

For the latest, watch updates at 4, 5 and 6 pm.

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