Unprecedented Tornado Outbreak Kills at Least 6 in Midwest

Reports of 81 tornadoes across five states that caused tremendous devastation.
3:16 | 11/18/13

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Let's get right to those tornadoes. Video pouring in over the last 24 hours. Here's what we know right now. 81 tornadoes reported. At least six dead in the midwest. The storm front on the move right now across the northeast and new england. No tornadoes reported yet. Lightning, heavy wind gusts, watches in some places. It was scary this morning. Nothing compared to the rest of the country. Watch and listen to this incredible moment. A giant tornado barreled right into one home with the camera rolling. they took cover at the last minute. Their home destroyed. We'll speak to that family. It was their dream home. Our extreme weather coverage on this all morning. Ginger zee starts in kokomo, indiana. The state of emergency just now lifted. A building behind me that was an art gallery. As so many communities wake up wounded after tornadoes ripped through. This art gallery had a birtday party inside when the tornado hit. Nine children, six adults were pain painting. They all sherltd and survived. There it is. There sit. There it is. Oh, my goodness! Wow! Reporter: A rerentless barrab barrage of twisters. Oh, my gosh. You can feel the temperature change. Reporter: One with winds estimated up to 200 miles per hour. We got debris. Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Reporter: As the deadly storm blasted through five states. We're seeking shelter right now. It's on the back porch. Reporter: And after the nightmare, the eerie sound of nothing. Entire neighborhoods in illinois flattened. We just stood in the hallway where there were no windows and just held each other. Reporter: The heart-pounding winds destroying everything in their path. We ran to the basement. It wasone within three or four minutes. You can see what it's done here. It sounded like a train. We jumped in the closet and covered ourselves with pillows and we survived. Reporter: So many people tweeting and asking, how rare is this in november? When they happen in late november, they are potent. Five states reported more than 80 tornadoes. A lot of those are repeats of reports. More than 600 severe weather reports. We know that 35 on average tornadoes in november for the entire united states. States like indiana and illinois usually only have one. Wi I will have a much calmer forecast coming up. Washington, illinois. That's where abc's alex perez is

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