Murfreesboro Tennessee tornado kills 2, destroys 250 homes
In Murfreesboro Tennessee, people are trying to pick up the pieces this morning after a tornado ripped through the town yesterday; two people were killed, a mother and her baby, and 36 people have been injured. About 250 homes were destroyed by the powerful storms.
Kori Bryant was home with her daughter, Olivia, when the tornado struck, said family member Mark McClure. Another family member, who found the mother and daughter after the tornado, said attempts were made to resuscitate the infant but she couldn't be saved, according to McClure.
It was at about noon yesterday when the winds began to pick up and thunderstorms crackled across the region. It was just before 1:40pm that the tornado touched down in Murfreesboro.
Search and rescue teams are still looking in the rubble today for survivors and victims of the tornado.
Also in Mena, Arkansaas, the town is starting to clean up after a tornado ripped through there yesterday; three people were killed and over 100 homes were destroyed or severly damaged.
Residents have called the area a 'war zone'.
The county hospital was damaged, as was the City Hall, the middle school, a few churches, the library and the courthouse.
Some residents still do not have electricity or gas.
The 18 inmates at the jail were also moved to nearby jails as their institution was too badly damaged.