Mass casualty event following 'catastrophic' tornado in U.S.
North America;United States of America
A violent tornado tore through the U.S. city of Little Rock, Arkansas on Friday, March 31st leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The twister was so powerful that roofs were ripped off buildings, walls were knocked down, and trees were uprooted. Countless cars were flipped over and the storm left hundreds of people injured, according to media reports.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences declared a mass-casualty event after the "catastrophic" tornado hit Little Rock, leaving countless people hurt and reeling in the aftermath of the disaster.
Aerial footage posted by The Weather Channel captured the scale of the devastation, showing a severely damaged area of the city spanning several blocks, with many homes missing their roofs and walls, and overturned vehicles littering the streets.
The National Weather Service also confirmed that tornado activity had destroyed several homes and downed trees in and around Little Rock, as a massive wave of extreme spring weather swept across much of the United States.
Tens of millions of Americans across the Great Plains, Midwest, South, and East were under warnings and advisories for various weather hazards, as the National Weather Service warned of dangerous thunderstorms and tornadoes stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes.
This turbulent weather comes just a week after thunderstorms unleashed a deadly tornado that destroyed many homes and killed 26 people in the Mississippi town of Rolling Fork.