Destruction, devastation and death remain after a major storm system rips through the Midwest. With winds of 160 miles an hour -- a tornado ripped apart the small town of Nappanee, Indiana, near south bend. Storm victim Steve Johnson said, "I jumped up, went to the back door and saw it. It was like a freight train rolling." Today, rescuers searched through collapsed homes to make sure there were no more victims. At least 100 buildings were destroyed, five people went to the hospital and city officials have declared a state of emergency. It was part of a storm system that smacked the US all the way from the great lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. In Michigan at least three people were killed, and dozens of homes were ripped apart. Joe Soyring lost his home. He said, "I mean, look at it. That's where the house sat. A year-old house. I mean, built a year ago. So now we've got to start all over again." Three confirmed tornadoes touched down in Kentucky, stripping the roof, the walls and the doors off this motel and trashing the cars in the parking lot. In Pensacola, Florida the clean-up continues after yesterday's twister. Frank Brinson was inside this house when it collapsed on top of him. Brinson said, "So I came back in the room, and that's when the house just crumbled." Forecasters say the weather was unusually severe for October. The good news: the storms were finally losing their punch as they moved further east. Among those killed in the storms: a Michigan couple spending their first night in a new house. The storm ripped the home off its foundation.
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