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Deadly storms sweep the Midwest

A storm system spun off multiple tornadoes killing several people and flattening an entire neighborhood.

Wendi Gorney, left, greets Eunice Hausler in the remains of her New Minden, Ill,, home on Nov. 18. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees. Robert Cohen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP
Wendi Gorney, left, and Charla Hausler recover items from her New Minden, Ill., home on Nov. 18. Robert Cohen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP
Alan Blumhorst, right, of Rainbow Ranch and Dylon Malone captured a pair of geese on the property of Joseph Hoy near New Minden, Ill., on Nov. 18. Robert Cohen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP
Pete Flores salvages items from his massage center that was in the path of Sunday's tornado in Kokomo, Ind., on Nov. 18. Aj Mast / AP
Residents toss debris left from a deadly tornado, as they begin to clean up in Washington, Ill., on Nov. 18. Tornadoes ripped through six states in the Midwest on Nov. 17, causing damage, power outages, injuries and death. Six people have reportedly been killed in Central Illinois and many more injured in the worst hit area. Tannen Maury / EPA
Flattened homes and debris clearly show the path of a Nov. 17 tornado that hit Washington, Ill., on Nov. 18. According to reports, the tornado that ripped across Washington, Ill., has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images
People walk down a street where homes once stood in Washington, Ill., on Nov. 18. The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Washington had a preliminary rating of EF-4, meaning wind speeds of 170 mph to 190 mph. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP
Chris Vanderhei tries to salvage what he can from his friend's home the day after a tornado destroyed Ben DuBois' house, on Nov. 18, in Washington Ill. Seth Perlman / AP
A boy picks through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Ill. on Nov. 18. Jim Young / Reuters
Utility crews work on power lines in Brookport, Ill. on Nov. 18. A tornado ripped through the small southern Illinois town on Sunday. The storm system spawned dozens of tornadoes across the Midwest, killing at least six. Stephen Lance Dennee / AP
Residents search through a neighborhood in Washington, Ill., after a tornado and strong thunderstorms swept through the north part of the town destroying several homes on Nov. 17. Ron Johnson / Peoria Journal Star via AP
Sunday's tornado caused major damage to Fire Station No. 6 in Kokomo, Ind. on Nov. 17. Kelly Lafferty / Kokomo Tribune via AP
Residents walk through the damage following the likely tornado touch down in Gifford, Ill. on Nov. 17. Robin Scholz / The News-Gazette
A tornado 2 miles west of Flatville, Ill., moves northeast at 12:51pm on Nov. 17. The tornado damaged many farm buildings and homes on its way to Gifford, Ill., where scores of houses were devastated. Jessie Starkey / The News-Gazette via AP
A neighborhood in the Devonshire subdivision of Washington, Ill., is left in ruins after a tornado tore through the northern part of the town on Nov. 17. Ron Johnson / Peoria Journal Star via AP
East Peoria resident Billy Vestal evacuates with his daughter, Lillian, 3, after a tornado damaged the area near Chestnut Road in East Peoria, Il., on Nov. 17. Justin Wan / AP
Residents of Elgin Avenue survey the damage after a tornado struck on Nov. 17, in Washington, Ill. Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images
Pat Whitaker, 82, sits under a blanket in her nightgown outside her home waiting for help to come in Gifford, Ill. on Nov. 17. Robin Scholz / The News-Gazette via AP
Josh Ramsey recovers items from a house of a family friend after a tornado left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Ill., hitting right about noon on Nov. 17. Fred Zwicky / Journal Star via AP
Severe damage from a storm system that passed through Washington, Ill. Courtesy Anthony Khoury / @AnthonyKhoury2
Stacy Broniak, granddaughter of the owner, and Todd Woolf, a Grissom Firefighter who lives in the neighborhood, sift through debris looking for medication and oxygen supplies in Kokomo, Ind., on Nov. 17. Stacy's grandmother Colleen Carney lived in the house. Carney was in a car in the garage with her daughter Sue Miller. Both survived. Tim Bath / Kokomo Tribune via AP
Maranda Souders, 37, of Metropolis, Ill., picks up a crystal bowl and cup while searching her grandmother's home in Brookport, Ill., after a tornado hit the small town on Nov. 17. Stephen Lance Dennee / AP
Richard Miller of Washington, Ill., salvages items from his brothers home, after a tornado leveled a subdivision on the North side of Washington, Ill., on Nov. 17. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter. Steve Smedley / The Pantagraph via AP
A garage in the Town of Hustisford, Wis., collapsed and its walls were turned inside-out after severe weather moved through the area on Nov. 17. Joseph Meagher / Dodge County Emergency Management via AP
An overturned car sits in the parking lot near Rally's in Kokomo, Ind., on Nov. 17. Kelly Lafferty / Kokomo Tribune via AP
Ray Baughman embraces family shortly after his home was destroyed by a tornado that left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Ill., on Nov. 17. Fred Zwicky / Journal Star via AP
Chuck Phillips looks out at the destruction that tore off part of his roof and left houses around him destroyed after a tornado left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Il., on Nov. 17. Fred Zwicky / Journal Star via AP
A tornado left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Il., on Nov. 17. Fred Zwicky / Journal Star via AP
Severe storms caused damage to businesses in Kokomo, Ind., on Nov. 17. Kelly Lafferty / Kokomo Tribune via AP
Fans seek shelter in the concourse area at Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, on Nov. 17, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP
A tornado is seen through a window as it touches down in Washington, Ill., on Nov. 17, 2013, in this combination of three still images captured from a video courtesy of Anthony Khoury. A fast-moving storm system spawned multiple tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, threatening some 53 million people across 10 Midwestern states on Sunday, U.S. weather officials said. Anthony Khoury via Reuters
Baltimore Ravens players leave the field as play was suspended for a severe thunderstorm blowing through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, on Nov. 17, in Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP