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: Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Storm

15 06 2013

Passing motorist Charles Jenkins, right, helps Lynchburg firefighters move branches of a tree that was blown over during the storm, blocking the southbound lanes of U.S. 501 through Lynchburg, Va. Thursday, June 13, 2013. About 140,000 homes and businesses remain without power in Virginia after a powerful storm pummeled the state. (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Parker Michels-Boyce)

Massive thunderstorms have swept across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, knocking out power to thousands of people and causing some flash flooding in certain areas.

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