Impacts so far:
West of Little Rock, the first large tornado formed Sunday night just after 7 p.m. local time. The tornado, which showed a debris signature on radar,
moved west of Maumelle and continued on the ground for a long period of time.
The tornado smashed through Vilonia, causing major damage, and also hit El Paso. Additional tornadoes were reported farther northeast near Denmark,
Macks, and Jacksonport from the parent thunderstorm. Surveys will determine whether a single long-track tornado continued into those areas or whether
several different tornadoes were spawned.
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management reported at least eight fatalities – 10 in Faulkner County, five in Pulaski County, and one in White
Strong thunderstorms caused damage across Iowa on Sunday, and at least two tornadoes were spotted in eastern Iowa. The National Weather Service said
the storms caused wind damage in a number of Iowa towns as gusts neared 90 mph and hail up to 1-inch in diameter fell. One person was hurt when a barn
was blown over near Martinsburg.
One tornado was spotted northeast of Mount Vernon, Iowa, Sunday afternoon. The other tornado was spotted in a field north of Floris, Iowa. At least
one farm near Wapello sustained damage to the roof and porch. South of Udell, several farm buildings were damaged or destroyed as the storms moved
through. Several trees about one-foot in diameter were snapped off. The roof of the Oskaloosa Family Medical Center in Mahaska was damaged.
Officials say 25 people were injured and dozens of homes and businesses were destroyed by a tornado in the southeastern Kansas town of Baxter Springs.
Southeast Kansas Incident Management Team spokeswoman Kari West said late Sunday night that one person died, but it was not clear whether the death
was related to the storm. West said nine of the injured were taken to area hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately available.
West said that search and rescue crews had gone through all of the damaged properties more than once, and everyone was accounted for. The tornado
struck around 5:45 p.m. and was roughly three blocks wide, cutting a diagonal through the town of about 4,200 people. It's located six miles north of
Quapaw, Okla., where a deadly tornado struck around the same time.
In northwest Louisiana, a teenager suffered minor injuries when a tornado touched down there early Monday.
Bill Davis, a spokesman for the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, said the tornado hit around 3:15 a.m. Monday about six miles west of Plain Dealing
in mostly a rural area. The teen suffered cuts and bruises and his home was heavily damaged.
A large tornado was confirmed on live television Sunday night about 70 miles south of Kansas City on the Kansas/Missouri line in Linn and Bates
A strong line of storms moved through west-central Missouri on Sunday afternoon, bringing winds that reached 70 mph hour near Chillicothe that toppled
The Missouri Highway Patrol also reported a tractor-trailer was blown onto its side on Interstate 70 near Odessa, about 30 miles east of Kansas City,
about 1 p.m. No one was injured.
The weather service received a report from Plattsburg, where an anemometer measured 58 mph before it blew away. Golf ball-sized hail was reported in
KMBC reported that a large tree fell on one house and came to rest against the side of in Kansas City.
At least two tornadoes were confirmed in Nebraska Sunday, the Associated Press reported early Monday.
In rural Upland, Nebraska, a tornado touched down for three minutes but caused no reported damage, National Weather Service confirmed Sunday
afternoon. Tornadoes were also spotted on the ground near Stromsburg and Bradshaw.
One person was killed and six people were injured Sunday after a twister struck the town of Quapaw, according to authorities in Ottawa County,
The town of about 900 residents suffered heavy damage from the tornado, Ottawa County Emergency Management Director Joe Dan Morgan said.
"Looks like about half of town got extensive damage as well as the fire department," he said in an interview.
Near the Kansas border, the storms Sunday kicked up dust, reduced visibility and caused a multi-car accident in Oklahoma just across the Kansas border
and severely reducing visibility farther east.
Tyrone, Okla., fire chief Anthony Adams said blowing dust caused accidents involving 12 vehicles on U.S. 54 one mile south of the Kansas-Oklahoma
border near Liberal. KAKE-TV reported that visibility Sunday was reduced to less than 5 feet.