Tornadoes in Midwest & South: Photographs

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in ruins, March 1, 2012, in Ridgway, Ill. A pre-dawn twister flattened entire blocks of homes as violent storms ravaged the Midwest and South. (Seth Perlman/Associated Press)

We watched the footage on television of the tornado damage in the Midwest and South and our hearts ached for the people from Kansas to Kentucky that were struck. Thirteen people died and over 150 were injured. The Big Picture at the Boston Globe once again has amazing pictures of the devastation. In the aftermath of this event these photographs capture not just the destruction but the heart of the people in American’s Heartland. They are helping each other, they are picking up the pieces. They are finding trinkets but realize what is most important: their determination, their loved ones, and their faith.

Jordan Youssef salvages a dresser drawer from the remains of her grandmother's house which was destroyed by a tornado in Harrisburg, IL, March 1, 2012. (Jim Young/Reuter)

Check out all 25 photographs at The Big Picture.


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One Response to Tornadoes in Midwest & South: Photographs

  1. Tim says:

    Sobering… very sobering. I’ll keep them in my prayers…
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