498 storm reports from Sunday, making it the second highest single-day total of 2013 – @mikebettes

17 November, 2013 (accuweather.com)

Photos from storm destruction across the Mid-West

Tornadoes Flatten Illinois Town

A tornado 2 miles west of Flatville, Ill., moves northeast at 12:51pm. The tornado damaged many farm buildings and homes on its way to Gifford, Ill., where scores of houses were devastated. (Jessie Starkey/News-Gazette/AP Photo)

Tornadoes' Trail: Houses Turned to Rubble, Lives Shattered

A neighborhood in the Devonshire subdivision of Washington, Ill., is left in ruins after a tornado tore through the northern part of the town, Nov. 17, 2013. (Ron Johnson/Peoria Journal Star/AP Photo)

Tornadoes' Trail: Houses Turned to Rubble, Lives Shattered

A resident of Washington, Ill., surveys the damage to her home and neighbors after a tornado and severe thunderstorms swept through a portion of the town, Nov. 17, 2013. (Ron Johnson/Peoria Journal Star/AP Photo)

Tornadoes' Trail: Houses Turned to Rubble, Lives Shattered

A resident sorts through things in the living room of his house that was destroyed by the tornado in Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 17, 2013. (Tm Bath/Kokomo Tribune/AP Photo)

Tornadoes Flatten Illinois Town

Stacy Broniak and Todd Woolf, a Grissom Firefighter who lives in the neighborhood sift through debris looking for medication and oxygen supplies while Sue Miller waits at the door. Sue and her mother Colleen Carney were in their car, in the garage when the tornado ripped through their home in Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 17, 2013. (Tim Bath/Kokomo Tribune/AP Photo)

Tornadoes Flatten Illinois Town

Winston Howard and son William Howard check through debris in front of their house on Meadowbrook in Cedar Crest after the tornado came through in Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 17, 2013. (Tim Bath/Kokomo Tribune/AP Photo)

Tornadoes Flatten Illinois Town

Paducah firefighters stretch caution tape around New Life Tabernacle Church in Paducah, Ky., Nov. 17, 2013. (Stephen Lance Dennee/AP Photo)

Tornadoes Flatten Illinois Town

A tornado caused major damage to Fire Station No. 6 in Kokomo, Nov. 17, 2013. (Kelly Lafferty/Kokomo Tribune/AP Photo)

Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest.

A Washington homeowner moves debris next to a set of stairs that once lead to the second floor of his home in Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (The Pantagraph, Steve Smedley/AP Photo)

Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest

Chris Khoury posted this photo to Twitter on Nov. 17, 2013, “Prayers to #WashingtonIL.” (Anthony Khoury)