Deadly tornadoes ripped through part of the Midwest over the weekend including a wide swath from Arkansas to Iowa. 18 people have been killed in the aftermath of at least 31 tornadoes leaving a path of destruction and destroyed homes along the way.

One person was killed and two injured in Keokuk County, Iowa when a twister touched down and caused extensive property damage.

A suburb of Little Rock Arkansas was one of the hardest hit areas when a half-mile wide tornado touched down Sunday afternoon.

According to reports by NBC News, witnesses say the sky turned "completely black" before turning houses and businesses into a "pile of matchsticks."

Forecasters say the worst may yet come as the tornado threat remains high for across Mississippi, northwest Alabama and the western half of Tennessee.


source: NBC News