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President declares disaster area in Mississippi

Updated: Thursday, February 14 2013, 08:41 AM EST
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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.
  




President declares disaster area in Mississippi
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