With forecasts pointing to more severe Arkansas weather ahead, state residents have changed how they live – scanning Twitter for weather updates and packing emergency kits.
Residents along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers brace for a pair of crests that could bring record floods. In Missouri, 1,000 flee the overflowing Black River after 15 inches of rain in four days.
Vilonia, Arkansas and Poplar Bluff, Missouri have endured a deadly tornado and extensive flooding in the past 24 hours. The twister cut a wide swath of damage in Vilonia.
The main airport remains closed a day after being hit by a tornado that blew out windows and smashed nearby houses.
Texas wildfires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres just in the past week, as flames ring entire lakes, jump firebreaks, and threaten towns and cities, including Dallas-Fort Worth.
Emergency crews searched for victims in North Carolina, where 62 tornadoes were reported from the worst spring storm in two decades. Gov. Beverly Perdue surveyed the damage Sunday.
Combined with earlier reported fatalities in Arkansas and Oklahoma, the confirmed death toll had risen to 16 by early Saturday — the nation's deadliest storm of the season.
Red River: Every year, farmers in the valley all but halt deliveries of stored crops to handling facilities due to muddy or flooded yards and roads.
Firefighters and smoke jumpers from 25 states have had to turn back hundreds of Texas wildfires. Nearly 100 homes have burned to the ground.
Iowa tornadoes: The Des Moines Register says National Weather Service experts have confirmed two twisters struck Ida County on Saturday night. There were four more in Sac County, two in Pocahontas County and one in Kossuth County.