Americans across the Midwest are waking up to the aftermath of a series of tornadoes which overturned cars and destroyed homes in at least six different states.
Illinois took the brunt of the fury, but parts of Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky were also damaged.
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