Deadly Mississippi Tornado Kills One, Ravages Homes [VIDEO]

At least one person was killed in Mississippi on Thursday where a tornado ravaged any building in its path, reports NBC News.

A massive storm that stretched across half the country was responsible for the tornado that caused several injuries and extensive damage to Kemper County. It ripped up trees, threw down power lines and destroyed houses.

According to the Kemper County Messenger, the fatality happened around noon when the tornado touched down around noon at the lignite power plant on Highway 493. Gov. Phil Bryant offered his thoughts and sympathy and reassured residents that the state was going to send help.

In other parts of the country, the storm system pelted areas with snow drenched others in rain.