A series of tornadoes plowed through the American Midwest early Wednesday morning. At least nine people have been reported killed from the storms, and hundreds are injured. Those numbers are expected to increase. Right now, severe storms are thrashing the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, and the threat of tornado outbreaks is ongoing.
At least six people were killed in Harrisburg, Illinois, after a storm leveled large swaths of the town of 9,000 people. A shopping center was smashed to bits, and scores of homes have been badly damaged and destroyed.