Tornadoes whipped through southern US states this weekend, killing 45 people and turning whole towns into rubble. More after the jump.

The drama unfolded in Oklahoma on Thursday when a twister devastated the town of Tushka, killing two elderly residents. It went on to whip up many smaller tornadoes which then ripped through the other states before finally dying down on Sunday night in Virginia.

If you would like to help theses families, you can contact your local Red Cross . Keep these families in your prayers.