Singer Taylor swift has taken action after a string of tornadoes destroyed parts of Tennessee.
"Large Tornado on the ground in New Orleans! Take shelter now!" tweeted the National Weather Service's local office at 8:35 pm local time (0235 GMT) as the city that had been heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina 17 years ago.
Andover Fire Chief Chad Russell said at least 300 to 400 buildings were completely destroyed by the storm out of a total of 1,074 damaged buildings.
Emergency management officials in Madison County said four were injured in addition to those killed when the tornado touched down in the area southwest of Des Moines at about 4:30pm. Among those killed were children and adults.
Tornadoes hit hard in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, in the southeastern corner of the state. Cody McDaniel, the county's emergency manager, confirmed one death although he didn't immediately provide details.
A Twitter user name AdaaamE77 shared the short clip on Twitter with the caption: “Mini tornado at Newton Acyliffe.”
Authorities have urged citizens to stay away from the valleys and open areas due to unstable weather.
"Calhoun City was hit hard tonight," the county sheriff, Greg Pollan, said on Facebook. "Light poles have been snapped off. Trees in a few homes. Trees on vehicles. Damage to several businesses."
A Tornado has left six people dead and nearly 200 injured after ripping through a northeastern Chinese city, local authorities said on Thursday. The Tornado hit Kaiyuan in Liaoning province on Wednesday afternoon,
The tornado formed late Thursday as strong thunderstorms hit the entire country. Seven towns and villages have been badly damaged, with entire buildings turned into ruins and cars overturned. Over 120,000 households were without electricity.