A series of violent storms have caused widespread destruction across the US, with dozens of tornadoes hitting the South, Midwest, and Northeast. As of Sunday, at least 32 people had died as a result of the extreme weather. Reports suggest that confirmed or possible tornadoes have been recorded in 11 states, with homes and businesses destroyed and neighborhoods devastated. President Joe Biden has declared major disaster areas across large parts of the US, making federal resources and financial aid available to those affected. At least five people died in Arkansas, and the National Guard has been activated. Tennessee suffered at least 15 fatalities, with nine recorded in McNairy County alone. Dozens of tornadoes have been reported, although confirming the exact number may take days.