At least nine people are dead and dozens more injured after a series of tornadoes touched down in the Midwest early Wednesday morning.
Fox News reports that six people were killed in the small town of Harrisburg, Illinois. Three people were killed in Missouri. Tornadoes also hit Kansas, where a state of emergency was declared.
Tornado season usually begins in March, so many people were caught off-guard by the late February activity.
CNN has video of the destruction from Illinois: