U.S. law enforcement officials say at least 11 people have been killed and dozens injured as tornadoes and thunderstorms tore through parts of the U.S. south.
The U.S. National Weather Service reports severe weather swept across the lower Mississippi Valley, Southern Plains and Midwest Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Reports of tornadoes, wind damage and hail came from Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and Missouri.
A shopping mall in Memphis, Tennessee was damaged, as was a dormitory at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. People were trapped both at the mall and at the dorm, but no major injuries were reported.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.