Amid the misery in communities devastated by tornadoes in the US, moving tales of hope and survival are emerging. At least 57 people died in the deadliest round of tornadoes in the American south in almost a quarter of a century. The damage is estimated to run into hundreds of millions of euros.
One man in Arkansas said: “The most important thing is to get our employees back to work, you know, and get this thing behind us and move on.”
In Tennessee, a one-year-old baby has been found face down in the mud, 150 metres from where his home once stood. Rescuers say they first thought the child was a doll, but then saw him move.
The body of the child’s mother was also found nearby.
The infant, Kyson Stowell, is now in the care of his grandparents, and seems to have escaped with only minor injuries.
His grandfather said: “He had a lot of mud and grass on him and in his hair but his eyes was open, you know, he was alert, and he wasn’t crying.”
The states worst affected by the tornadoes were Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Arkansas.