As of Sunday, a total of 11 people had died in the Dallas, Texas, area alone, and dozens more were injured. Another five people died in a separate storm in Illinois over the weekend, bringing the total death toll from the series of storms to 35, according to The New York Times.
Some of the damage inflicted was caused by an EF-4 tornado, the second-most powerful category, that brought with it 200-mph winds on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, other countries are being simultaneously being hit by severe storms and flooding. England, Wales and Scotland have all been hit by serious flooding, triggering the army to be called in for rescue efforts.
Passed over UK today - thoughts are with all those affected by flooding in northern England. pic.twitter.com/O2hWL6fCfy— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) December 27, 2015