Dozens of tornadoes have hit the US South and Midwest this week, and more storms are expected. Here's what the damage looks like on the ground.

  • Extreme weather has engulfed the South and Midwest regions of the US this week, with more storms expected on Thursday.
  • At least 25 tornadoes were reported on Tuesday across parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.
  • These photos show the damage.
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The central parts of the US are bracing for more severe weather on Thursday, following two days of storms and tornadoes across the South and Midwest.

At least 25 tornadoes were reported on Tuesday across parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas, according to AccuWeather.

Two people were killed in Oklahoma as a result of the high winds, and at least 22 people in southeast Oklahoma injured, authorities said Wednesday. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt declared a state of emergency for 52 Oklahoma counties in response to the storms,The Associated Pressreported.

AccuWeather noted that heading into Thursday night, the greatest threat for severe thunderstorms would continue over southwestern Texas, including Austin, with other thunderstorms likely over the middle Mississippi and Ohio valleys, where Nashville and Cincinnati are located. Residents in those areas should be cautious of wind gusts, lightning strikes, and the possibility of floods.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center took to Twitter on Thursday to also notify people of the storms, adding that hail and wind may occur over parts of the Mid-Atlantic.

As photos Twitter users shared show, the storms have already unleashed major damage across the affected areas:

Stay safe, readers!

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