By Thursday, tens of thousands of houses and shops were left without electricity in southern Minnesota. In addition to tornadoes and storms, local radio also reported hail, with golf ball-sized pieces of ice falling in some places. The state’s capital, Saint Paul, and neighboring Minneapolis also sounded sirens against the tornado at night, and torrential rain flooded roads and blocked highway traffic.

A 30-year-old woman has died in the south-west of a Member State. On the road he was driving with his car, a stormy wind tore off the power lines, he wanted to get out of them and drove to a truck.

The storm continued toward southern Minnesota, with more hail, rain and tornadoes expected in the area on Thursday.

And this is the scariest shot of a giant tornado emerging from virtually nothing: