Photos of deadly Midwest tornadoes
The mayor of Washington, Ill., estimates that up to 500 homes in his town were either damaged or destroyed by a wave of fierce storms that brought damaging winds and tornadoes to 12 states yesterday. Mayor Gary Manier says, "Everybody's without power, but some people are without everything." At least six people in Illinois were killed and dozens more injured.
Maranda Souders, 37, of Metropolis, Ill., picks up a crystal bowl and cup while searching her grandmother's home in Brookport, Ill., after a tornado hit the small town.