President declares disaster area in Mississippi
Updated: Thursday, February 14 2013, 08:41 AM EST
MISSISSIPPI (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - President Obama has declared a federal disaster in Mississippi following a massive tornado.
The storm damaged or destroyed more than 800 homes, including a college campus.
The National Weather Service says the tornado had maximum winds of 170 miles per hour and left a path of destruction three-quarters of a mile wide.