Severe Weather Slams Midwest

Tornadoes reported; one killed in Illinois


Severe weather erupted throughout the Midwest on Sunday afternoon, with tornadoes tearing through several cities and a storm forcing fans to evacuate the stands during an NFL game.

"We saw trees down, houses with their roofs completely torn off. I saw a lot of people in distress with their homes destroyed," said Jack Lance, who lives in Pekin, Illinois. "It wasn't a pretty sight."

At least one person died in Nashville, Illinois, as a result of the severe storms, said Patti Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. Nearly 50 tornadoes had been reported throughout the region as of 4 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

As a tornado neared his home in Washington, Illinois, Anthony Khoury prayed and recorded a video of the dark twister churning.