A powerful storm system has left behind a path a destruction across parts of middle and southern United States, killing 12 people.
Children sit on the front porch as Lindsey Murray, 15, of Harrisburg, Illinois paints "for sale fixer upper" on the side of the home of their grandmother that was destroyed in a tornado. February 29, 2012. (AP)
Amanda Patrick, 31, reacts while talking about neighbors who died during the tornado that ripped through Harrisburg, Illinois, February 29, 2012. (AP)
People walk through debris caused by a tornado that blasted Harrisburg, Illinois, February 29, 2012. (AP)
Margaret Shimkus, 61, talks with an emergency responder about her condition at her home in Harrisburg, Illinois, February 29, 2011. (AP)