Rescue workers and neighbors spent the night looking for survivors after powerful tornadoes roared across several states last night.
At least 16 people have died in Arkansas, with one death each in Iowa and Oklahoma.
The town of Mayflower, Arkansas, was hit especially hard.
In nearby Vilonia, the tornado followed the same path as a twister that hit three years ago today.
As with any event these days, people used social media to keep friends and family up to speed on what they were seeing and how they were doing.
— Forbidden Hillcrest (@ForbiddenH) April 28, 2014
— Megan Brilley (@fox4meg) April 28, 2014
These are all from the Plantation in Mayflower. It was a beautiful settlement on the river. Now it's a wreck pic.twitter.com/PwQfhKrbks
— YouDontKnowJack (@TheArkansasAnon) April 28, 2014
— Darin Brunin (@Tornaduhs) April 28, 2014
This family rode the storm out in the safest place they could:
"Tornado sirens. We need a bigger closet"
— Sarah Kirkpatrick (@Sarahkirky24) April 28, 2014
— Hail's Angels ARwx (@HailARwx) April 28, 2014
Morning Express Meteorologist Bob Van Dillen says the tornado threat shifts to the east a little today and includes central Mississippi, western Alabama and southern Tennessee.
Heavy rain is also in the forecast with his extremely slow moving storm system. Flood watches are in effect from Mississippi to Georgia.
How long will the danger last? Van Dillen says the severe threat will hang around until at least Thursday, when it reaches the Carolinas.
People up north aren't escaping the weather created by this system, either. The top side of the storm is producing 3-5 inch snows in the Dakotas and western Nebraska.
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