On Friday, President Biden traveled to Rolling Fork, Mississippi, a small community devastated by a tornado. During his visit, he twice referred to the town as “Rolling Stone.” At an address to the community last week, Biden made his latest blunder while assuring residents that federal aid would be provided as they rebuilt after last Friday’s deadly and destructive tornado.
“We’re not just here for today … we’re going to get it done for you,” Biden told the crowd. “I’m making sure you got a place to sleep, food to eat, helping you rebuild your lives in Rolling Stone.” “The town of Rolling Stone will be back, and we’ll be with you every step of the way,” he erroneously declared again later in his remarks.
Biden, 80, admitted the blunder at the end of his comments, according to Fox News. “What did I say, I said Rolling Fork,” the president said. “Rolling Stone. I got my mind going here.” A huge storm, an EF-4 tornado, ripped over Mississippi and Alabama, killing at least 26 people and injuring hundreds more.
Last Friday, a tornado touched down in Rolling Fork, a town of around 2,000 people that happens to be predominately black and is located in one of the poorest counties in Mississippi. Strong gusts of wind, reaching speeds of 200 miles per hour, destroyed homes, ripped off roofs, and crushed mobile homes.
The most devastated communities in Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey counties in Mississippi have access to federal funds after an emergency declaration was signed by President Biden early Sunday morning. Twenty-five deaths, fifty-five injuries, and two thousand damaged or destroyed dwellings were reported by the Federal Disaster Management Agency in Mississippi.
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Another man was murdered when his trailer home rolled over many times in Alabama. Ex-mayor Fred Miller said to FOX Weather after the twister, “The west part of Rolling Fork is a residential area, and just a number of houses over there have been completely destroyed.”
“Highway 61, where most of our businesses are, all of the businesses on 61 have been completely destroyed.” Photos are taken from above before and after the disaster show widespread ruin, with heaps of rubble where buildings once stood.
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