— Jay Ward (@jayward11) April 28, 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, home to 35,000 residents, suffered a direct hit this afternoon from a violent weather system. It’s the latest community rocked by the deadly tornadoes that have been terrorizing the South and Plains regions since Sunday.
Here’s what we know so far about this breaking story.
1. It Was a Mile Wide
In 1936, Tupelo was struck by a tornado that is known as one of the worst in American history. It killed 216 people and injured some 700.
Elvis Presley, then a baby, was among the survivors.