Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Mississippi and Tennessee were particularly affected, according to the weather service. Tens of thousands of homes were at least temporarily without power.
In the small town of Belvidere, Illinois, part of the roof of an event building collapsed during a heavy storm during a concert. At least one person was killed and dozens injured, according to media reports. At the time of landfall, the storm was gusting at 145 kilometers per hour.
Leaving a trail of destruction
A few hours ago, a tornado hit the city of Little Rock, Arkansas and the surrounding area. Images from local TV stations showed uprooted trees, overturned vehicles and torn roofs.
One person has died in Pulaski County from the city. At least 50 people have been taken to hospitals, a spokeswoman for the district told CNN. According to the local broadcaster, the local rescue service in Little Rock expected 600 injuries on Friday. However, these fears were not confirmed until Saturday.
A total of 50 cyclones
Four more people died from the village of Wynne, 150 kilometers away. Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared a state of emergency and mobilized 100 National Guardsmen to help with rescue and cleanup efforts. He spoke of significant damage and a “very difficult day” for the state.
Three people were killed in a violent storm in Sullivan County, Indiana, the New York Times reported, citing local police.
A total of about 50 tornadoes can be classified as tornadoes in seven states.
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