Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Extreme weather hits Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas (photos and video)


A destroyed neighborhood in Joplin, Mo., Tuesday. (Charlie Riedel - AP)
Extreme weather continued to rip through the central U.S. late Tuesday and early Wednesday, with tornados and severe thunderstorms killing at least eight people in Oklahoma, two in Kansas and three in Arkansas.

These latest storms come just days after a tornado tore through Joplin, Mo., leaving at least 122 people dead and 1,500 still unaccounted for. Rescue workers are continuing to search for survivors in the rubble of the destroyed town, finding two more people alive Tuesday.

Dramatic before and after photos of the affected areas, created by Flickr user Aaron Fuhrman and some news organizations, show satellite images of formerly intact homes and buildings side-by-side with the photos from the aftermath that clearly display the storm’s massive power. You can see examples here and here.

Watch dramatic video of the tornado that left the Oklahoma City metropolitan area devastated and see pictures of the aftermath below.

These videos from Oklahoma City’s KFOR television station show the tornado from a storm chaser’s point of view and a woman walking through the debris that used to be her home.

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A house is left as a pile of rubble after being destroyed by a tornado west of El Reno, Okla., on Tuesday. (Chris Landsberger - AP)


A tornado near Chickasha, Okla., Tuesday. (Shelby Barrow - AP)


Neighbors pitch in to help recover items out of the home of Scott and M'Lynn McCann that was destroyed by a tornado west of El Reno, Okla., Tuesday. (Chris Landsberger - AP)

Truck driver Armando Castillo looks at his damaged truck after a tornado the swept him off of I-40 west of El Reno, Okla., on Tuesday. (Chris Landsberger - AP)


An emergency worker stands near the 4-foot diameter tree that fell on a vehicle during a tornado in Kansas Tuesday. (Travis Morisse/The Hutchinson News - AP)

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