A deadly tornado hit central Mississippi over the weekend, killing at least 10 people, injuring more and ruining hundreds of houses, CNN said
The tornado was almost a mile wide and affected 12 counties, CNN said. Of the hardest hit were Yazoo and Choctaw.
The tornado had 160 mph winds and covered around 50 miles, MSNBC said.
Gov. Haley Barbour told MSNBC, "The tornado was enormous." Barbour grew up in Yazoo County.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency deployed 80 Mississippi National Guard troops, including 50 military police in Choctaw County, CNN said.
Five of the deaths occurred in Choctaw Country, which included a baby and two children, CNN said.