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Sunday's tornado caused major damage to Fire Station No. 6 in Kokomo on Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo / Kokomo Tribune, Kelly Lafferty)

Tornado Damage State-By-State



An unusually large and strong late-season storm system ripped through several states across the Midwest on Sunday, spawning tornadoes and tearing through homes and overturning cars along its path.

INTERACTIVE SPECIAL:  HOW TORNADOES FORM | WHERE THEY HAVE HIT
 

Here's a State By State Roundup of the damages.

Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing fatalities, injuries, extensive damage in several central Illinois communities, and even prompting officials at Chicago's Soldier Field to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game.

See an Interactive Special on the Tornadoes at the Bottom of This Page
  ILLINOIS:  Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped off roofs and sent trees toppling in several communities across the state. At least five 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 is the worst-hit areas was the western Illinois town of Washington, where the storm flattened houses and sent cars flying through the air. As high winds slammed into the Chicago area, officials at Soldier Field evacuated the stands and order the Bears and Ravens off the field. Fans were allowed back to their seats shortly after 2 p.m., and the game resumed after about a two-hour delay
INDIANA:  Severe thunderstorms packing tornadoes and heavy winds rolled across Indiana Sunday afternoon and evening, injuring several people and causing widespread damage. Gov. Mike Pence said 12 counties reported either tornadoes or storm damage after the initial line of storms had traveled midway across Indiana. Kokomo police asked residents to stay home and off the streets after city officials declared a state of emergency in the wake of severe storms. The city police department posted photos on its Twitter account showing buildings with roofs torn off and a destroyed bank branch.   OHIO:  Heavy winds from storms rolling through Ohio caused damage to buildings and have left thousands without power.  Wood County Director of Emergency Management Brad Gilbert says that two people went to the hospital to be evaluated for minor injuries when their house suffered substantial damage in Jerry City, about 10 miles southeast of Bowling Green. More than 38,000 customers are without power across northwest Ohio due to the storm.



 
MISSOURI: Severe storms slammed the eastern part of Missouri, leaving tens of thousands without power and destroying a mobile home.  The National Weather Service said the storm tore shingles off of roofs and uprooted trees across parts of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Ameren Missouri reported more than 37,000 outages Sunday afternoon, mostly in the St. Louis area.  

MICHIGAN: High winds and rain slammed into the western part of the state. There are no immediate reports of injuries, but Consumers Energy reported thousands of power outages, especially east of U.S. 131 between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Churches in western Michigan canceled evening worship services.

 

KENTUCKY: Tornadoes were spotted in at least eight Kentucky counties and at least one home had its roof blown off. Kentucky Emergency Management spokesman Buddy Rogers said it was unclear how many of those tornadoes actually touched down. He said a home in Rochester in Butler County had its roof blown off and there were reports of damages to homes and other structures in the various counties, but no reports of injuries.  

 

WISCONSIN:  Strong winds knocked out power to thousands in the Milwaukee area, damaged buildings and downed trees in Dodge County and sent Sunday churchgoers scrambling into church basements for safety. In the town of Hustisford, cattle sheds, garages and storage sheds were damaged, said Dodge County Emergency Management Director Joseph Meagher said. No injuries were immediately reported, he said.
 

Tornadoes Interactive Special
Tab the arrows below to the right to see a video on how tornadoes form, or use the map below to see where they have hit.


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