FAQ Follow On:Twitter Google+ Facebook Tumblr subscribe by RSS or Email

Massive Storm System Spawns Tornadoes Across Southeast

|

Over the past three days, a chain of deadly tornadoes dangerous has flattened homes and businesses in half a dozen states, forcing frightened residents to take cover and leaving tens of thousands still in the dark. At least 28 deaths have been reported so far. As the dangerous storm system rages on, authorities are warning of further severe weather across more than a dozen southern states. [28 photos]

Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate  Choose:
Aerial view after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. Over the past couple of days, a ferocious storm system has spawned multiple tornadoes across the Southeastern states, killing more than 20, with more threatening weather forecast for today. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
Aerial view after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. Over the past couple of days, a ferocious storm system has spawned multiple tornadoes across the Southeastern states, killing more than 20, with more threatening weather forecast for today. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
A low-level thunderstorm supercell passes over the area of Hampton, Arkansas, late April 24, 2014. (Reuters/Gene Blevins) #
Business owners look over the damage after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas around 7:30 pm, late April 27, 2014. (Reuters/Gene Blevins) #
A row of lightly damages houses, top, face destroyed homes in a Vilonia, Arkansas, neighborhood on April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town, killing at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) #
A U.S. flag sticks out the window of a damaged car in a suburban area after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri) #
People sift through the rubble of their homes after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri) #
Piles of cars and the scattered remnants of homes and buildings are in a ditch in Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck. (AP Photo/Karen E. Segrave) #
A tire punctured by a board, after a strong tornado went through Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) #
Two men stand in front of a destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) #
Children play on a mangled trampoline near the home of their grandparents, Gayla and Gary Evatt who lived off Naylor Road in Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Karen E. Segrave) #
A funnel cloud is seen crossing the town of Louisville, Mississippi, on April 28, 2014. On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States, a tornado tore through the Mississippi town of Tupelo on Monday destroying homes and businesses, according to witnesses and emergency officials. (Reuters/Gene Blevins) #
Jimmy Sullinger sits and watches lightning as a storm approaches the gas station where he works in Berry, Alabama, on April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) #
A twisted power line tower lies crumpled on the ground near Mayflower, Arkansas, after a tornado struck on April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) #
Dead and injured cattle in a field near Vilonia, Arkansas, after a tornado passed over on April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) #
A Highway Police car patrols a neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas, after a tornado struck, on April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) #
Men use boards as paddles as they search though the debris of what is left of homes in a lake after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri) #
Cheryl Gubanski points to her trailer that was flipped on its side and wrapped around a tree by a tornado, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) #
A lone resident surveys the damage following a Tornado that destroyed much the city in Tupelo, Mississippi, on April 28, 2014. (Reuters/Thomas Wells) #
Traffic passes on Interstate 40 between destroyed businesses in Mayflower, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) #
A funnel cloud, viewed from the Barnes Crossing area of Tupelo, Mississippi, as it tore across town on April 28, 2014. (Reuters/Thomas Wells) #
Ambulances gather outside the Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi, on April 28, 2014, after a tornado hit the small hospital as well as several homes in the community. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) #
A newly built school, destroyed by a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri) #
A mattress, stuck in a tree, after a tornado passed through Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri) #
The wreckage of a truck destroyed by a tornado on Sunday evening rests amid the debris, on April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) #
William Higgins sits on a stump outside his grandfather's house that was destroyed by a tornado yesterday that tore through Mayflower, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) #
A concrete slab and rubble are all that remain of a home in Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) #
Kevin Barnes searches the remains of his home on Clayton Avenue in Tupelo, Mississippi, on April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning) #
Uprooted trees lie on the ground in tornado-hit Vilonia, Arkansas, on April 28, 2014. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri) #

Related links and information

Previous gallery | Next gallery | View All Back to top

Recent Entries

Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

blog comments powered by Disqus

On Newsstands Now

Subscribe and SAVE 65%
10 issues JUST $2.45/COPY

The Atlantic Monthly

Secrets of the creative brain, inside the Lennon-McCartney collaboration, Afghanistan after Karzai, why cartoon mothers are all dead, and more