Severe storms that included at least two tornadoes injured several people, damaged homes and businesses and downed power lines in Arkansas and Missouri overnight as twisters and hurricane-force winds were forecast in much of the Deep South on Wednesday.
Debris litters a neighborhood one block west of Powell Street near Don Tyson Parkway in Springdale, Arkansas.
Workers begin cleanup at the George Elementary School gym in Springdale, Arkansas.
The trunk of this downed tree that was felled by strong winds on the grounds of the Mississippi Governor's Mansion onto a main intersection of downtown Jackson, awaits removal during an outbreak of severe weather in the state. A section of the security fence and the decorative brick wall was damaged by the tree.
A state grounds engineer uses a mini skid steer to remove some of the limbs and trunk from this downed tree that was felled by strong winds on the grounds of the Mississippi Governor's Mansion onto a main intersection of downtown Jackson, during an outbreak of severe weather in the state.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation digital message board warns drivers along I-55 southbound in Jackson of a tornado warning during a rainstorm during the outbreak of severe weather in the state.
An area resident sweeps up tennis lines blown off the courts at the Battlefield Tennis Center in Jackson, Missouri by the strong winds from a severe weather outbreak in the state.
A tree toppled by the storm rests on the roof of a gazebo at Battlefield Park in Jackson, Missouri following a severe weather outbreak in the state. About a dozen trees were felled by the storm in the park.
Lydia Macklin surveys the damage to her late husband's truck from a tree blown down during an outbreak of severe weather in Jackson, Missouri. "I went to the hallway and prayed during the storm," she said.