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At least 34 dead after tornadoes hit the south of US

At least 34 people were killed in tornadoes in the south of America over the past three days.

The hardest of the six states hit were Arkansas and Mississippi, with over 27 storm related deaths accounted for and more than 200 people injured.

Deaths were also reported in Oklahoma and Iowa on Sunday, and Alabama and Tennessee on Monday.

Shane and wife Alexis Cauthen of The Valley Church hug after they were cleaning up what was their chapel in Vilonia. Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


'At least 28 people dead' after chain of tornadoes in US

At least 28 people are dead and tens of thousands without power after a storm system spawned a chain of tornadoes over three days across a large swath of the US, the Associated Press reported.

A US flag sticks out the window of a damaged hot rod car near near Vilonia, Arkansas. Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The storms flattened homes and businesses and forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover.

Storm chaser's video shows tornado sweep through city

Video footage captured a storm chaser shows the moment a tornado swept through the US city of Tupelo, Mississippi.

"It's getting really close", a woman can be heard saying before both she and fellow storm chaser Skip Talbot decide it is time to leave.

Video courtesy of Skip Talbot/KDR Media

"We've got to go right now", she adds before they pull away.

Death toll 'rises to 26' as severe weather hits the US

The death toll has risen to at least 26 following two days of severe weather and tornadoes in the US, the Associated Press reported.

Lighting strikes from a storm in Columbus, Mississippi. Credit: REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Heavy rain pours like a waterfall during a tornado storm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Credit: REUTERS/Gene Blevins
A large tornado is seen crossing the town of Louisville, Mississippi. Credit: REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Tornado tears through Elvis Presley's birthplace

A second day of deadly tornadoes has seen 21 people die across the southern and central US, including one person in Elvis Presley's birthplace in Mississippi.

The tornado ripped through the Mississippi town of Tupelo, birthplace of Elvis Presley. Credit: Reuters/Lauren Wood

The city of Tupelo, home to 35,000 people, suffered power outages and extensive damage to homes and businesses.


17 confirmed dead after tornado rips through US

The death toll from a major storm front that moved its way across the continental United States has risen to 17.

Several tornadoes struck the south-central US on Sunday, wiping out entire neighborhoods, authorities said as rescue workers searched in darkness for survivors.

Vehicles were overturned and houses ruined in the town of Mayflower, Arkansas. Credit: Reuters

US tornado death toll 'rises to 12'

At least 12 people have been confirmed dead after a tornado ripped through the south-central United States on Sunday, according to officials

Rescue operations are underway after the tornado wiped out entire neighborhoods of homes, officials say.

TV footage showed houses ripped off their foundations, with cars toppled on top of the rubble. Credit: CBS News
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