Storms have cut a swathe through the US’s Midwest claiming at least 10 lives.
Tornados flattened homes and demolished shops and offices buildings.
Emergency services were called out across the region as people were trapped in rubble that was once a home.
Rescue crews in Missouri searched a trailer park, a shopping centre and upturned cars for the injured.
Following last year’s deadly tornado season in the US which caused nearly 23 billion euros worth of damage, improved early warning systems have been installed.
Forecasters have warned, climate change could fuel more tornado-making storms in the future.