WASHINGTON D.C. -- Just two days after a tornado outbreak tore a path of destruction across the midwest, parts of the South are in Mother Nature's cross-hairs.
The first hit came as a pair of violent tornadoes touched down mid-morning in northern Alabama.
"By the time I ran from one end of the house to the other my big garage doors were sucking in air and I made it down to the shelter. It was over pretty quick," said Toney, Alabama resident LuAnne Scrimsher.
The twisters were on the ground long enough to rip apart neighborhoods, splintering homes and scattering debris and downing power lines for miles.
Mother nature's assault in Alabama was the start of a what forecasters said would be a long and dangerous 24-hours from Ohio through the Deep South.
Storm chasers got a glimpse of a funnel cloud outside Chattanooga, Tennessee.
This afternoon clouds pushed across the Nashville skyline, an area the National Weather Service warned could be one of the hardest hit.
In Harrisburg, Illinois tornado sirens and ominous dark clouds provided a painful reminder of what happened two days ago, and the possibility of what could be next.