Nightly News | March 02, 2012
>> seidel in harvest, alabama, with more how this all developed today.
>> reporter: around 10:30 a.m . eastern time , the storm makes its first strike in northern alabama . a funnel cloud captured on camera in huntsville. another one 25 miles away in athens, leaving a five-mile swath of demolished houses, downed power lines and uprooted trees. this training center at a state prison takes a direct hit . an 18-wheeler flipped on its side. this video shows a funnel cloud near a high school . an emotional woman is heard.
>> those kids.
>> reporter: individual yes shows students inside the school hallway as the tornado hit. thankfully, no one was injured. at 12:07 , a warning that the storm is far from over.
>> storms will be moving almost 50 to 60 miles per hour so severe weather conditions will change rapidly at any given location. people need to monitor this situation very carefully.
>> i felt my house moving . it was pretty bad. i ain't never been through nothing like this before.
>> reporter: reports of more than a dozen tornados touched down in two states. sirens sound in hard-his harrisburg, illinois. today it was spared a second beating. a tornado touches down in kentucky.
>> we have a tornado on the frowned that is north of pal palmyra. you don't have a lot of time to seek shelter as we teak.
>> reporter: south eastern tennessee hit hard.
>> pulley road.
>> reporter: by 3:40 p.m ., reports of extreme devastation in parts of indiana, after being pummeled by hail, tornados battered large areas of the state. several towns are completely gone. in fact, here the same area was hit by an ef-4/ef-5 last april. there was a mobile home here last year blown off its foundation. its debris is piled back there. the owner put another mobile home , here this morning, it's gone. locals are thankful. there are no fatalities in this area. this is where it all started and continues to roll on this evening.
>> mike seidel , thank you very much from harvest, alabama. now