See the destructive force of tornadoes that swept through the midwest

A terrifying series of twisters, severe thunderstorms, left a path of devastation in several communities in the midwest.

A mattress is wrapped around a stripped tree on Devonshire Street on the North side of Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter. (AP Photo/The Pantagraph, Steve Smedley)

A mattress is wrapped around a stripped tree on Devonshire Street on the North side of Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter. (AP Photo/The Pantagraph, Steve Smedley)

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