A deadly spring continued in the American South and Midwest as more tornadoes cut swaths of destruction through Missouri and Minnesota. As much as 30 percent of the town was damaged. In Minneapolis, a tornado killed one resident as it caused heavy damage and led to school closures and a curfew.
The death toll has risen to 139 following the tornado that ripped into Joplin, Mo., destroying or damaging homes, a hospital and commercial buildings in its path. Oklahoma and Texas were also hammered by damaging twisters.
Tornadoes tear through Alabama; more than 200 dead across South.
Devastation is widespread across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia as officials begin an intense search-and-rescue effort in the wake of the ‘catastrophic’ weather. The death toll is expected to rise.
A ferocious storm system with killer twisters ripped through the South, killing at least 45 people across six states.
A tornado flattened most homes in Fayetteville, N.C. Homes and businesses were badly damaged by a severe storm system that whipped across North Carolina, bringing flash floods, hail, and reports of tornadoes from the western hills to the streets of Raleigh.