In the United States, at least 26 people were killed after a tornado and severe storms swept through the state of Mississippi last night.
According to the emergency management organisation of the southern state, tens of thousands of residents in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee were without electricity, and at least four individuals were reported missing and injured.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said, the death toll is expected to rise further as search and rescue operations continue in Sharkey and Humphreys counties.
The National Weather Service warned residents that as clean-up operations continue, dangers remain even after the storms move on.
Last month, a series of tornadoes lashed the central US, leaving a trail of wreckage and injuries as winter storms cause extreme weather around the country. (AIR NEWS)