Following a tornado that ripped through the southern US states of Alabama and Mississippi, at least 26 fatalities have been reported. The storm’s severity is captured on security video from Mississippi’s Amory High School. The footage shows the ceiling partially collapsing, pieces of rubble flying down the hallway, and electrical cables being dislodged.

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You can watch the video here:

The tornado wrecked chaos and devastation as it swept through areas of rural Mississippi and Alabama on Friday night, destroying blocks of buildings during its hour of mayhem. It has left many people dead and injured in the two states.

Sam Strickland, the school’s IT director, recorded the footage and released it online. It depicts the hallway of Amory High School just before 11 p.m. when the building started to tremble due to the wind’s increasing rumbling and howling.

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During the course of several seconds, the ceiling collapses and fragments of the building are sent flying. Even the camera in the empty hallway begins to shake.

Amory High School authorities posted a statement on their Facebook page speculating that the tornado may have caused gas leaks in the facility. Sadly, this is just one of many incidents that occurred along the course of the powerful tornado’s devastation.

CNN reports that because of the storm, people in Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi have been left without power as violent winds tore through all three states.

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The storm’s harshest effects were felt in Mississippi’s small community of Rolling Fork, where images posted on social media showed the area in ruins. Rolling Fork resident Brandy Showah told CNN that the hurricane that wiped out the village was unlike anything she had “ever seen.”

On Saturday, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency, and President Joe Biden tweeted that he had pledged “full federal support” to help with the disaster’s aftermath.