The U.S. spring weather has been unusually violent this year as storms and floods have devastated some parts of the country.

While weeks of heavy rains caused the Mississippi River flooding in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas in the United States, tornadoes swept across seven states last month killing hundreds of people.

The latest of spring tornadoes that hit Joplin, Missouri on Sunday has caused extensive property damage and killed at least 31 people, Reuters reported.

Check back for the latest pictures of the destruction in Joplin, Missouri below as we update with more scenes of destruction: