There are reports of at least 19 tornadoes across six US states, with an outbreak of severe weather causing damage across the Great Plains.
The worst-hit areas of the vertical strip of states are Oklahoma, Minnesota, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.
Oklahoma local media reports damaging hail, gusts of over a hundred kilometres per hour and flash flooding. Severe thunderstrom and tornado watches are in place across the regions.
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