Tornadoes and severe thunder storms barreled through northwestern Ohio late Saturday and early Sunday, killing five people and destroying some 50 homes.
The storms, which began at around 11 p.m. on Saturday night, were felt the hardest in Wood County, about 30 miles south of the more heavily populated city of Toledo.
Rescue operations are continuing as authorities are searching through an eight-mile path of rubble left by the storms, which includes residences, several damaged hospitals, as well as a high school gymnasium where a graduation ceremony was scheduled to be held today.
Among the deaths were a man and a 4-year-old child in the town of Millbury. Another two adults were found dead about five miles from Millbury, while details about the fifth casualty are forthcoming.
The storms also hit parts of Illinois and Michigan where stretches of property were badly damaged.