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 resident of Washington, Ill., surveys the damage to her home and neighbors after a tornado and severe thunderstorms swept through a portion of the town on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Peoria Journal Star, Ron Johnson)

A resident of Washington, Ill., surveys the damage to her home and neighbors after a tornado and severe thunderstorms swept through a portion of the town on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Peoria Journal Star, Ron Johnson)

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