Temporary hospital headed to help with tornado recovery

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A police officer directs traffic in front of damaged homes on Clayton Avenue in Tupelo, Miss., on April 29, 2014. A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

NORTH CAROLINA - A temporary hospital is on its way from North Carolina to Mississippi to help with recovery efforts after a tornado ripped through the state.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson says the first 12 trucks carrying tents and equipment left Friday.

Six additional trucks are still being loaded.

Thirty-five people were killed in a two-day tornado outbreak and violent weather throughout the Midwest.