As the death toll continues to rise from the storms and historic tornado outbreak across the South, it’s the videos and pictures of destruction that convey the magnitude of the damage.

Check out just some of the images at Boston.com’s Big Picture, the New York Times and the Weather Channel.

For more on the insurance implications, the I.I.I. issues update on catastrophes and insurance and facts and stats on tornadoes are a good resource.

This video compiled from images taken by the NASA GOES satellite starts on April 26 and runs through the morning of April 28, showing development of the storm system that spurred widespread tornadoes and left at least 300 dead.

It is being described as the deadliest tornado outbreak in United States history since 1974.