Midwest Tornado Outbreak

Tornado_2013A tornado outbreak in the Midwest on Sunday leveled entire city blocks and tore a path of destruction across twelves states. It was an unusually large and strong storm system for November and it will take months to clean up the damage.

Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped off roofs and sent trees toppling in several communities across the state. At least six people were killed, including, an elderly man and his sister who died when a tornado struck their farmhouse in rural New Minden in southern Illinois, officials said.

One of the worst-hit areas was Washington, a town of 16,000 about 140 miles southwest of Chicago, entire blocks were leveled as a tornado cut a path about an eighth of a mile wide from one side of town to the other.

Source: The Weather Channel