"Tornadoes, Severe Storms Blast Midwest"

"A violent storm system pounded the Midwest on Sunday with tornadoes, strong winds and heavy rain, killing at least six people, injuring dozens and collapsing homes and other buildings."

"National Weather Service officials confirmed that several tornadoes touched down in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

The White House said President Obama had been briefed on the damage and was receiving regular updates. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it had sent emergency teams and liaisons into affected states."

Doyle Rice and Larry Copeland report for USA TODAY November 18, 2013.


"Fast-Moving Killer Storm, Tornadoes Batter Midwest" (Reuters)

"Scores of Tornadoes Slam Midwest States" (New York Times)

"6 Killed as Tornadoes Hit Illinois" (Chicago Tribune)

Source: USA TODAY, 11/18/2013