St. Joseph's Catholic Church is left in ruins in Ridgway, Ill. A pre-dawn twister flattened entire blocks of homes on February 29, as violent storms ravaged the Midwest and South. Thirteen deaths have been reported.
Keith Huke talks with insurance adjuster Ryan Clauson outside what remains of his tornado-ravaged home in Harrisburg, Ill. Huke remained in the bed to his left and escaped without any injuries as the tornado ripped apart his home.
Mary Curtsinger looks over the devastation at her friend's home after severe weather passed through Hodgenville, Ky. Waves of strong storms ripped roofs off homes, apartment buildings, a bank and destroyed several buildings in north-central Kentucky.
Levi Fogle helps his girlfriend Sarah Pearce climb over downed limbs as they leave their damaged house after a tornado touched down in Harrisburg, Ill. The tornado that blasted Harrisburg was an EF-4, the second-highest rating given to twisters based on damage. Scientists said it was 200 yards wide with winds up to 170 mph.
Cathy Riggs looks for her belongings after a tornado struck Harry Owen Trucking Company in Elizabethtown, Ky. Waves of strong storms ripped roofs off homes, apartment buildings, a bank and destroyed several buildings in north-central Kentucky.