The National Weather Service said as many as a dozen tornadoes touched down Tuesday in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, the Associated Press reports.
With injuries and damage still being accounted for, several disaster relief agencies have already stepped up to rebuild.
The Red Cross has opened two shelters while supporting another in Dallas. The relief organization has also provided a Safe & Well index on its website to help locate those affected by the tornadoes. Find ways to get involved with Red Cross disaster relief here.
You can also text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
United Way of Texas has provided relief funds and opportunities for volunteering. It's taken to Twitter to broadways ways to take action: "Our thoughts are with our north Texas members and friends on this stormy afternoon. Remember, call #211 to get and give help." To get involved with United Way, click here.
Volunteer Center of North Texas has set up a response team called the Mass Care Task Force, which trains and responds to disasters as soon as they happen. To learn more or get involved with the Task Force, click here.
Samaritan's Purse arrived in Texas Tuesday and is assessing damage and determining ways to help. The Christian disaster relief organization has deployed two disaster relief units and other equipment. Find ways to get involved here.
Click through the slideshow below to see some of the initial damage.