Tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings were in effect in areas  of Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Florida.

Dangerous storms struck the Southern Plains Thursday evening,

killing several people and leaving a trail of widespread damage.

The town of Perryton, Texas, was hit especially hard

when a tornado tore through the middle of the city

Destroying numerous structures

At least three people were killed in the town

Most people were hospitalized Thursday after a tornado ripped

The massive tornado rolled through Perryton

At least 200 homes were destroyed