A tornado passes through Mississippi leaves one dead, while storms and heat threaten much of the US.

Miami.- One dead and at least two dozen injured have been left in recent hours by a tornado and electrical storms in Mississippi (USA), while the country faces heavy rains, possible flooding, excessive heat and risk of fires.

At least twelve million people face risks during this Juneteenth holiday, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, due to extreme weather conditions.

At least one person is dead and two dozen others have been injured in Louin, a small town about 88 miles southeast of Jackson, after a tornado struck central Mississippi overnight, causing damage to homes, power outages and trees fallen

Becky Collins, vice president of community relations at South Central Regional Medical Center, confirmed this Monday to local media the death of a person, without giving more details.

On the other hand, the National Weather Service (NWS) has forecast excessive rain and severe thunderstorms for the coming days on the Gulf Coast, the southeast of the country and the Carolinas.

He has also indicated that the excessive heat warnings and heat advisories in force from Texas to Louisiana continue, and emphasizes that it is an extension of the extreme heat wave that Mexico is suffering.

High temperatures will be around 38 degrees Celsius.

The federal agency has warned of very dry, hot and windy conditions that could cause a critical fire risk in Arizona and New Mexico through Tuesday.