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Catastrophic tornadoes leave at least 32 dead in South and Midwest

The devastating weather tore roofs off buildings, destroyed houses, flipped cars and uprooted trees.

Masoud Shahed-Ghaznavi stands in front of his Little Rock, Ark., home that was destroyed.
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The death toll in the deadly tornado outbreak in the U.S. has now risen to at least 32, and dozens more have been hospitalized.

On Sunday, the White House announced it would provide federal resources and financial assistance to support recovery efforts after President Joe Biden issued a major disaster declaration.

"Damage assessments are continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed," the White House said in a statement.

Power is also being slowly restored to some of the hardest-hit areas, like Little Rock, Arkansas, but tens of thousands of people across multiple states are still without power, according to

In Belvidere, Illinois, the severe weather caused a roof to collapse during a concert, leaving one dead and 28 others injured.

Confirmed or suspected tornadoes struck 11 states, destroying homes and businesses, splintering trees, and wreaking havoc on neighborhoods. There were nine people killed in one Tennessee county, four in Wynne, Arkansas, four in Illinois, three in Sullivan, Indiana, and some deaths were also reported in Alabama and Mississippi, according to the Associated Press. 

The severe weather comes as President Biden toured the state of Mississippi, which was hit by a massive tornado a week ago. The twister left 21 dead, according to coroners, and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses.

Editor's NoteThis is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

One dead, several injured in roof collapse at Illinois theater
One dead, several injured in roof collapse at Illinois theater

One dead, several injured in roof collapse at Illinois theater

Severe weather is to blame for the roof collapse during a heavy metal concert at the Apollo Theater in Belvidere, Illinois.