Sifting through the post-tornado rubble

Residents start the clean up after a number of tornadoes ripped through the southern and central United States.

  • Larry Loving sits at the corner of what had been his garage beside his destroyed home in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A resident begins the cleanup in Tupelo, Mississippi after a tornado hit the town ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Michael Loving searches under a wall for belongings in his destroyed home in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Larry Loving tosses a board on a tarp that covers some of his possessions in front of his destroyed home in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Michael Loving steps down from searching for possessions in his destroyed home in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Reno searches through the rubble of her home for momentoes in Vilonia ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Local resident Jerryco Green climbs over a collapsed commercial building after a tornado hit the town of Tupelo, Mississippi ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Damage is seen in the town centre after a tornado hit the town of Tupelo, Mississippi ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Damaged cars are seen along the main part of Tupelo Mississippi after a tornado hit the town ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Resident Jerryco Green climbs over a collapse structure as he looks for items in Tupelo Mississippi after a tornado hit the town ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • People begin the cleanup after a tornado hit the town of Tupelo ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Man walks away from a clean-up debris fire in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Boys on an ATV ride past destroyed house as other debris is reflected in truck mirror, after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Michael Stanek hugs his daughter Kennedy Stanek as they take a break from helping friends sift though the rubble of their homes in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Person tries to break the window of a destroyed truck in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • People are framed by a U.S. flag as they clean up a destroyed house and look for any valuables in Vilonia ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Twisted RVs and trailers are pictured in Mayflower, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • People look at a destroyed vintage car in a field in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Woman throws a piece of wood into a fire as her friend looks through the rubble of a destroyed house for any valuables in Vilonia ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Avaritt points out to family member Laramore the path of the storm from inside of what was the living room of her daughter's house in Vilonia ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Boy looks at a destroyed car in a field in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Parker and a friend look down at what is left of Parker's house in Vilonia ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A "Looter Will Be Shot" sign is pictured hanging on a fence at a farm in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Children are framed by a broken window as they play in the yard of a damaged house in Vilonia ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Congregants of The Valley Church hold impromptu prayer and song session after cleanup of what was chapel in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Power line crew work around collapsed buildings after a tornado hit Pearl, Mississippi ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Congregants of The Valley Church hold impromptu prayer and song session after cleanup of what was chapel in Vilonia, Arkansas Thomas White Reuters

  • Power line technicians remove tornado debris from power lines after a tornado hit Pearl, Mississippi ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • An electrical line technician works on restoring power after tornado Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Shane and wife Alexis Cauthen of The Valley Church hug after cleaning up what is left of their chapel in Vilonia, Arkansas Thomas White Reuters

  • Fallen trees are burned during clean up in Graysville ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Shane and Alexis Cauthen of Valley Church hug after cleaning up what was chapel in Vilonia, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Homeowner climbs over debris that belonged to house in Mayflower, Arkansas ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Worker pushes water out of the North Jefferson Middle School after a tornado took off part of the roof of the gym at the school in Kimberly ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Worker at Mayflower RV retrieves wheels from a trailer that was destroyed in Mayflower ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser