Tornado Pictures Show Devastation to Homes Across Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama

At least 19 people have lost their lives due to severe storms and tornadoes that tore through Southern states on Easter Sunday. The extreme weather will continue on Easter Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

States affected include Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and storms are expected to move through Virginia, north Florida, and potentially Virginia/Maryland and into Pennsylvania.

At least 11 people have been killed in Mississippi as a result of the storms. At least six people died in northwest Georgia. One death was recorded in Arkansas and one in South Carolina, according to Associated Press.

At the time of writing, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center had the following warning: "Severe thunderstorms with the primary threats of damaging winds and tornadoes will continue through midday from southeast Virginia to north Florida, and will be possible from midday into early afternoon from northern Virginia/Maryland into Pennsylvania."

"This is not how anyone wants to celebrate Easter Sunday," Tweeted Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, who declared a state of emergency on Sunday night. "As we reflect on the death and resurrection on this Easter Sunday, we have faith that we will all rise together."

During the wide-ranging coronavirus stay-at-home orders, many have lost their homes and around 750,000 customers are left without power across 10 states as buildings were damaged and transmission lines torn down, AP reported.

"Huge, destructive tornado in Soso," Tweeted storm chaser Connor McCrory, while in the Mississippi area on Sunday.

Huge, destructive tornado in Soso, MS just now @WXgage pic.twitter.com/zpzuEa5erS

— Connor McCrorey (@ConnorWX) April 12, 2020

In Louisiana, where approximately 300 homes have been destroyed, City of Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo posted shocking pictures of buildings flattened by the storm.

"By the grace of God, early reports show only a few minor injuries. Pray for our city! Many neighbors & friends suffered catastrophic damage. We are hurting; but not broken. Times like this remind us WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! Together we we will rebuild," Mayo tweeted on Easter Sunday.

ABC News gained ariel footage of the destruction.

“By the grace of God, early reports show only a few minor injuries. Pray for our city! Many neighbors & friends suffered catastrophic damage. We are hurting; but not broken. Times like this remind us WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! Together we we will rebuild.“ - Mayor Jamie Mayo pic.twitter.com/sByzavTiTg

— City of Monroe, LA (@CityofMonroe) April 12, 2020

AFTERMATH: Aerial footage shows extensive damage to homes from Louisiana tornado. https://t.co/yrdyqKrtJF pic.twitter.com/HP9OOZ1sgx

— ABC News (@ABC) April 13, 2020

Lots of reports have come in from Chattanooga, Tennessee, showing collapsed buildings and debris over the neighborhood. Resident Jaylin Rogers had two trees collapse onto their car while driving. "Thank god I'm still alive," Tweeted the Chattanooga resident, "Y'all be safe out here".

Tornado in Chattanooga hit our house. Roof is gone but everyone is ok which is all that matters..... 2020 can go away right now!! #ThankfulToBeOk pic.twitter.com/Qa5uymvSfh

— Worth The Friendly Village (@Oakforest72) April 13, 2020

My hometown where I live in now got swept by a tornado...

this isnt even a quarter of the damage#Chattanooga pic.twitter.com/tkedEFnz5K

— КЯØШЕツ (@ImKrowe) April 13, 2020

On April 13, Storm chaser and Meteorologist Molly McCollum Tweeted a picture of a house that had been swept into the road in Upson County, Georgia. She later Tweeted that the Upson County Sheriff had confirmed that no one injured in the incident.

Upson County pic.twitter.com/fFg9EIMhiv

— Molly McCollum (@WXMolly) April 13, 2020

In the chaos a Tennessee family had a tree fall on their property, as Tweeted by a friend in Seattle.

Waking up to finding old friends losing their very old home in Tennessee destroyed by a tornado late last night! Thank goodness they are safe with their dog! Heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/2THXhtDVSq

— Baise cette merde (@cbekius) April 13, 2020

Meanwhile, in Alabama, the daylight images show the horrific aftermath of the storm the night before.

Daylight showing the extent of the damage in Carbon Hill, AL. Residents say damage path mirrors a deadly tornado which struck here in 2002. @abc3340 @spann @TaylorSarallo @megtomwx #alwx pic.twitter.com/hMZzzAjiYI

— Stephen Quinn (@StephenQ3340) April 13, 2020

Residents on the east coast and in Southern states have been advised to regularly check local news reports, weather stations and the National Weather Service for severe weather condition alerts in their area, and to evacuate or brace for impact if storms are heading their way.

To prepare for a tornado follow National Weather Service advice, which includes choosing and preparing a safe room in your house, getting a communications plan together and setting up an emergency meeting place with your family, plus helping your neighbors to do the same.