Search and rescue teams have been dispatched across the affected states.
Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani condoled US President Joe Biden following the deadly hurricanes that struck at least six states in the country over the weekend.
Several Qatari officials including Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani and Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani also sent condolences to the US president.
They also wished the injured a speedy recovery.
A series of tornadoes hit various American states over the weekend, including Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Video shows a large tornado whirling in Sacramento, Kentucky.
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Homes were demolished and several businesses were destroyed during the tornadoes, which weather forecasters said are unusual during cooler months of the year. Power outages have also been reported in Kentucky among 53,553 people.
“If confirmed that this path is about 370km-long, it could set a world record for the longest tornado track, beating a record that has stood for almost 100 years,” Gallus told the Qatar-based broadcaster.