In Photos: Midwest Tornadoes

18 11 2013

Reuters reported that, the city of Washington, Illinois, was hard-hit by what the National Weather Service called a “large and extremely dangerous” tornado, with photos showing buildings reduced to rubble and homes torn in half in the city of 15,000 people some 145 miles southwest of Chicago. 

U.S. weather officials said that a fast-moving storm system spawned multiple tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, threatening some 53 million people across 10 Midwestern states on Sunday

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Photos – Aftermath Of US Midwest Tornadoes

16 04 2012

A truck lies on its side after a tornado struck Woodward, Oklahoma, April 15, 2012. Rescue and clean-up efforts were underway across the Midwest on Sunday after dozens of tornadoes tore through the region, killing at least five people in Oklahoma, leaving thousands without power in Kansas and damaging up to 90 percent of the homes and buildings in one small Iowa town. (REUTERS/Jeff Tuttle)

There were dozens of tornadoes that destroyed buildings, vehicles and trees across the Midwest during the weekend.

(Please click here for: ‘At Least Five Killed By Night time Tornado In Oklahoma’).

Tornado is a natural disaster that sucked up things along its path and dropped them back to the ground may be a few meters away.

I first learned about tornadoes after reading the book, ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

I was 4 years old at that time and I wondered why only Dorothy’s house was sucked up by the twister and not some other things around it.

Actually tornado only destroys things along its path.

Sue Lord is dwarfed by the debris from her home, which is piled up on the neighbor's home, following a tornado in Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15, 2012. Lord was in the home when the tornado struck, but was not injured. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Ottaway Amusement, Inc. workers survey the damage to a 65-foot tall Ferris wheel Sunday morning, April 15, 2012, that toppled over onto another ride at Kellogg and Greenwicht following a tornado that swept through east Wichita overnight Saturday. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)

A woman is framed in the doorway of a damaged home in Thurman, Iowa, Sunday, April 15, 2012. Iowa emergency officials said a large part of the town in the western part of the state was destroyed Saturday night, possibly by a tornado, but no one was injured or killed. Fremont County Emergency Management Director Mike Crecelius said about 75 percent of the 250-person town was destroyed. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Storm chaser photographer Brad Mack shoots a tornado as it makes its way over the 135 freeway near Moundridge, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012. A spate of tornadoes tore through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, churning through Wichita and other areas, causing widespread damage and killing two. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Trish Ford, of Woodward, Oklahoma, looks for personal papers for a friend whose office was destroyed by a tornado April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Tuttle

Woodward, Oklahoma





US Midwest Hit By Second Powerful Tornadoes In A Week

4 03 2012

A tree blocks Ford Chapel Road in Harvest, Ala., after a reported tornado passed through the area early Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Bob Gathany)

Powerful storms stretching from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico caused powerful tornadoes late Friday.

This is the second powerful tornado outbreak this week.

The powerful tornadoes flattened buildings in several states, badly hit two Indiana towns and killing at least one person in Southern Georgia.

At least 39 people were killed by the Friday disaster.

Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Kansas were hit by storms and powerful tornadoes from late Tuesday through Wednesday.

The Marysville Indiana Community Center sustained heavy damage after a tornado passed through, Friday, March 2, 2012 in Marysville, Ind. Powerful storms stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes flattened buildings in several states, wrecked two Indiana towns and bred anxiety across a wide swath of the country in the second powerful tornado outbreak this week. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Sam Upshaw Jr.)

Downed power lines and debris caused by a reported tornado lie along Yarbrough Road, Friday, March 2, 2012, in Harvest, Ala. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Bob Gathany)

The Plant Place greenhouse lies destroyed after a reported tornado came through Toney, Ala., Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Eric Schultz)

An aerial view of the town in the wake of a tornado in Marysville, Indiana March 3, 2012. Rescue teams and residents combed through storm-wrecked towns to assess damage on Saturday from a chain of tornadoes that cut a 1,000-mile swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico in the U.S., as the death toll crept up to at least 37 people. REUTERS/Aaron Bernstein

A school bus is pushed through the front of a building after a tornado swept through Henryville, Ind., Friday March 2, 2012. The storm was part of a system that brought high winds and heavy rain to parts of Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. (AP Photo/Philip Scott Andrews)

Members of the Milton Fire department work to clear storm damage after a tornado hit the fire house in Milton, Kentucky March 2, 2012. A series of tornadoes tore through the U.S. midsection on Friday, killing at least four people in the hard-hit state of Indiana, and blowing apart homes and flattening buildings across the region. REUTERS/John Sommers II

An employee of Henryville High School examines the remains of the building following severe storms Friday, March 2, 2012, in Henryville, Ind. Tornadoes ripped across several small southern Indiana towns on Friday, killing at least three people and leaving behind miles of flattened devastation along the border with Kentucky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)





United States Midwest Hit By Tornadoes – Photos

2 03 2012

A tornado-damaged home sits amid debris along Main Street, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Harveyville, Kan. The small eastern Kansas town of Harveyville took a direct hit from an apparent tornado late Tuesday, injuring at least 11 people and reducing much of the town to ruins. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

(On Friday March 1, 2012 a second powerful tornado outbreak hit Midwest).

Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Kansas were hit by storms and powerful tornadoes. 

Tornado is also known as twister.

At least 13 people were killed and hundreds were injured by the disaster.

The storms produced 35 tornado reports from late Tuesday through Wednesday.

A very powerful tornado rated an EF-4 badly damaged a Harrisburg residential neighborhood and shopping district.

In 2011, Joplin in Missouri was badly hit by a very powerful tornado.

550 people were killed by tornadoes in the USA last year.

A view of a store destroyed by the tornado in Branson, Missouri, February 29, 2012. Powerful storms that spawned tornadoes ripped through the U.S. Midwest, killing at least six people in an Illinois town, three more in Missouri, and smashing homes and businesses in six states. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

A residential area is heavily damaged in Harrisburg, Ill., after a severe storm swept through the area early Wednesday morning, Feb. 29, 2012. A hospital administrator in Harrisburg says at least three people were killed in the storm that swept through the region. (AP Photo/The Southern, Paul Newton)

Residents walk the streets the morning after severe storms destroyed several homes and businesses in Harveyville, Kan., Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

A traffic signal light lays on the ground next to a damaged building after a tornado hit Branson, Missouri, February 29, 2012. Powerful storms that spawned tornadoes ripped through the U.S. Midwest, killing at least six people in an Illinois town, three more in Missouri, and smashing homes and businesses in six states. REUTERS/Sarah Conard (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

Ward Fox (L) helps his friend Darrell Osman look for photos of his mother among the rubble caused by a tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young








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