At least six people have died after unusually-late thunderstorms brought high winds and tornadoes to the region over the weekend.
Multiple tornadoes tore through at least 12 mostly Midwestern states and killed six people after unusually late-season thunderstorms brought high winds over the weekend. Additionally, more individuals are suffering from storm-related injuries and are being treated in hospitals across the region.
Thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, people were left without electricity, and roads were blocked from fallen trees and power lines in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Many governors by Monday morning declared their communities as state disaster areas. The statements make available various resources that can assist affected areas to respond and recover from the storms.