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'At least 34 dead' after tornadoes rip through US

A succession of powerful storms tearing across the southern states of America are now known to have killed at least 34 people. The storms have wreaked havoc in heavily populated areas, with the states of Arkansas and Mississippi hardest hit.

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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.

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