Tornadoes ripped through the Midwest of the United States earlier today and the damage it left behind is absolutely tragic. These pictures of Washington, Illinois, the worst area affected, show how a community gets shredded by natural disaster. The path is violent, the ground is scarred and the homes are just gone.

From the aerial view you can see the path the tornado takes. When you get up close, you see the rubble that used to be people's lives. Sad. So sad. You can see more images at

Image Credit: AP