No object is left untouched from the powerful winds of an EF3 tornado [Jon Durr/AFP]
An SUV sits on a pile of wreckage in Perryville, Missouri [Jon Durr/AFP]
A shattered tree is wrapped from flying sheet metal [Jon Durr/AFP]
Pat Harber salvages anything she can find from what is left of her home [Jon Durr/AFP]
27 tornadoes were reported across 8 states from Tuesday night through Wednesday [Jon Durr/AFP]
Wind and hail damage was also as big of a consequence from this week's storms [Jon Durr/AFP]
Clean up and recovery is expected to takes months for many across the affected states [Jon Durr/AFP]
The severe weather season ramps up during the spring and into early summer [Jon Durr/AFP]
The two day severe weather outbreak has now ended but the clean-up has just begun for residents across eight US states.
From Tuesday night into Wednesday, 27 tornadoes were reported across Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia with at least three people reported dead.
The heaviest storm damage looks to have been from a tornado that struck parts of Perryville, Missouri, about 105km south-southeast of St Louis. This tornado has been given a preliminary EF3 rating.
It is the largest tornadic outbreak of the year and is kicking off the beginning of the US severe thunderstorm weather season, which usually ramps up in March.
In addition to tornado damage, more than 800 wind damage and hail incidents were also reported.
February saw twice the average amount of tornadoes with March's average increasing to 80.