Deadly tornadoes, storms tear apart homes in Midwest
Rescuers fan across six Midwestern states in a search for victims on Monday, a day after a series of deadly tornadoes and powerful storms killed six people, destroyed homes and left hundreds of thousands without power.
Nov. 17, 2013: A tornado moves northeast, two miles west of Flatville, Ill. The tornado damaged many farm buildings and homes on its way to Gifford, Ill., where scores of houses were devastated. (AP/News-Gazette, Jessie Starkey)
Nov. 17, 2013: A man stands near a pickup that belonged to farmer Curt Zehr after a tornado blew through Zehr's farm on Sunday. The farm destroyed Zehr's home just outside Washington, Ill., and caused extensive damage in the town. Zehr's wife and son were at home at the time but were not injured. Dozens of Zehr's friends and neighbors helped look through the rubble. (AP/David Mercer)
Nov. 17, 2013: A resident of Washington, Ill., surveys the damage to her home and neighbors after a tornado and severe thunderstorms swept through a portion of the town on Sunday. (AP/Peoria Journal Star, Ron Johnson)
Nov. 18, 2013: Carol Hopple stands in what is left of her living room after strong winds destroyed her home in Jerry City, Ohio. Hopple, and her husband, Joshua, were both in the house when high winds ripped through the home. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees. (AP/Sentinel-Tribune, J.D. Pooley)
Nov. 17, 2013: Ray Baughman embraces family shortly after his home was destroyed by a tornado that left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Ill..
Nov. 17, 2013: Washington firefighters survey Devonshire Street on the North side of Washington, Ill.
Nov. 17, 2013: Demolished homes and vehicles in the Devonshire Subdivision in Washington, Ill.
Nov. 17, 2013: Richard Miller of Washington, Illinois salvages items from his brothers home, after a tornado leveled a subdivision on the North side of Washington, Ill.
Nov. 17, 2013: In a photo provided by Dodge County Emergency Management, A garage in the Town of Hustisford collapsed and walls were turned inside-out after severe weather moved through the area.
AP/Dodge County Emergency Management