Tornadoes ripped through suburban areas of Illinois and Michigan Sunday, leaving behind them the wrecked homes of hundreds of people.
In Washington, Illinois, where this video was captured, as many as 500 homes were wrecked from winds that reached upward of 200 mph.
This video, shot from inside a home, starts as a man spots the tornado coming straight for his home.
He quickly takes refuge with his wife and child (in what may have been his basement) and literally seconds later his house is destroyed.
Coming out he find his home wrecked, and relays the information to his wife.
“Oh my god, Josie, our house is destroyed!”
“No! Oh no! What are we going to do?”
“I don’t know, but we have to find out if the neighbours are ok.”
It’s truly gut-wrenching to watch:
Here’s an aerial photo of the aftermath:
A closer look:
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