The National Weather Service reports 126 tornadoes touched down in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma Saturday and early Sunday. The count is not official. Many of the tornadoes have been reported in isolated areas of rural Kansas—99 of the 126 tornado reports are from Kansas, reports catastrophe modeler Risk Management Solutions.
Currently, insurers are responding to the hardest-hit areas in Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa to help residents there begin to pick up the pieces and assess damage from wind and hail.
Gary Gladwin looks over his wrecked property where he stored a 1937 Chevy, in Thurman, Iowa, Sunday, April 15. In Iowa, reports say 75 percent of homes in the small town of Thurman were damaged. Creston also sustained damage to the northwest of the city.
Linda Dupree, left, is hugged by a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, following a deadly tornado in Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15.
In an aerial photo, people assess the damage in the Oaklawn neighborhood in Wichita, Kan., on Sunday, caused by one of several tornadoes that hit the state on Saturday.
An "x" on an overturned mattress marks a mobile home already checked for occupants following a tornado in Woodward, Okla.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, center, tours a tornado damaged home in Woodward, Okla.
Iowa army national guardsmen help the cleanup in Thurman on Sunday.
The Boeing Company facility in Wichita, Kan. is damaged. The reported tornado that struck Wichita caused damage at McConnell Air Force Base and the Spirit AeroSystems and Boeing plants. Sedgwick County, home to Wichita, declared a state of disaster and said preliminary estimates suggest damages could be as high as $283 million.