Washington: A new round of twister tornadoes ripped through South US killing five people in Mississippi and Alabama a day after another storm left a trail of destruction in Arkansas.
At least 15 people were killed by Sunday's storms in Arkansas where emergency officials searched for survivors in the debris left by a powerful tornado that carved in 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock, media reports said.
As Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Monday declared a state of emergency for all counties, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe said the storm was one of the worst to hit the state in recent memory.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said the twisters inflicted “severe damage” around the town of Louisville, about 90 miles northeast of Jackson, and more around Tupelo, CNN reported.
Winston Medical Centre, Louisville's major hospital, was among the buildings hit, Bryant told reporters.