Images of devastation as wild weather slams the US

Deadly weather in the form of tornadoes, flooding and blizzards struck communities around the country this holiday season. While the central part of the country picked up from storm damage, parts of Southern California battled a wildfire than scorched 1,000 acres.

At least 19 were killed in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama between Wednesday and Saturday, according to the Associated Press. In addition, 11 were killed by tornadoes in Texas, while floods led to 13 deaths in Missouri and Illinois. NBC News reported that at least 43 have been killed in a five-day span.

Bob Moore stands in his home in Rowlett, Texas, Dec. 27, 2015, the morning after it was struck by a tornado. At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in apparently strong tornadoes in the Dallas area this weekend. (Photo by Rex C. Curry/AP)
Bob Moore stands in his home in Rowlett, Texas, Dec. 27, 2015, the morning after it was struck by a tornado. At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in apparently strong tornadoes in the Dallas area this weekend. 
Photo by Rex C. Curry/AP
Huge fire and tornados form during the Solimar brush fire that started early Saturday morning in Ventura County, Calif., Dec. 26, 2015. A wildfire in Southern California burned over 1,000 acres of land. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters)
Huge fire and tornados form during the Solimar brush fire that started early Saturday morning in Ventura County, Calif., Dec. 26, 2015. A wildfire in Southern California burned over 1,000 acres of land. 
Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters
A sign sits underwater located in the downtown area of Elba, Ala., Dec. 26, 2015. (Photo by Marvin Gentry/Reuters)
A sign sits underwater located in the downtown area of Elba, Ala., Dec. 26, 2015. 
Photo by Marvin Gentry/Reuters
A highway worker tries to shield himself while walking to his truck on Dec. 27, 2015 in Lubbock, Texas. Coming on the heels of several strong tornadoes, some northern parts of Texas are experiencing blizzard conditions. (Photo by John Weast/Getty)
A highway worker tries to shield himself while walking to his truck on Dec. 27, 2015 in Lubbock, Texas. Coming on the heels of several strong tornadoes, some northern parts of Texas are experiencing blizzard conditions. 
Photo by John Weast/Getty
Jesse Nelson, 32, of Barnhart, Mo., and Ryan Morris, 20, of Imperial, join other volunteers in making sandbags as the Mississippi River rises after several days of rain in Kimmswick, Dec. 27, 2015. (Photo by Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP)
Jesse Nelson, 32, of Barnhart, Mo., and Ryan Morris, 20, of Imperial, join other volunteers in making sandbags as the Mississippi River rises after several days of rain in Kimmswick, Dec. 27, 2015. 
Photo by Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP
Wayne Horton points out some of his crops, now under water, as he steers his boat over his flooded orchard next to his house on Clinton Street in Courtland, Ala., Dec. 26, 2015. (Photo by Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily/AP)
Wayne Horton points out some of his crops, now under water, as he steers his boat over his flooded orchard next to his house on Clinton Street in Courtland, Ala., Dec. 26, 2015. 
Photo by Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily/AP
Neighbors prepare to check out the damage after floods waters entered their business in Elba, Ala., Dec. 26, 2015. (Photo by Marvin Gentry/Reuters)
Neighbors prepare to check out the damage after floods waters entered their business in Elba, Ala., Dec. 26, 2015. 
Photo by Marvin Gentry/Reuters

Neighbors console each other after floods waters entered their business in Elba, Ala., Dec. 26, 2015. (Photo by Marvin Gentry/Reuters)
Neighbors console each other after floods waters entered their business in Elba, Ala., Dec. 26, 2015.
Photo by Marvin Gentry/Reuters

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Images of devastation as wild weather slams the US