Today emergency officials said that three people in Alabama, two in Tennessee and nine people in Mississippi died yesterday in a huge storm that reached the South after pummeling the Central U.S. over the weekend.
The Mississippi the town of Louisville was hit hardest.
Republican State Senator Giles Ward tells Here & Now’s Robin Young that he and his family huddled in a bathroom in his home as a tornado destroyed his two-story brick house and flipped his son-in-law’s SUV upside down onto the patio.
- Giles Ward, represents Mississippi’s 18th District in the state senate. He lives in Louisville, Miss.