Severe weather in the Midwest is leaving a trail of death and destruction.  The town of Joplin, Missouri took what the National Weather Service is calling a "direct hit" from a strong tornado Sunday evening.

FOX News Radio's Jennifer Keiper has more...

Play Audio Clip Listen to audio clip.

Pastor Josh Pennington of the Christpoint Church in Joplin, just blocks from the hospital, was in the church when the tornado hit.

He spoke with FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig afterwards...

Play Audio Clip Listen to audio clip.

Here is a picture of the damage to St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin:

Tornadoes have also been reported near Minneapolis, MN, killing at least one person.  At least one more person has been killed by a tornado in Reading, KS, about 50 miles south of Topeka.

Russel Stukey is the Emergency Management Coordinator in Coffee County, KS...

Play Audio Clip Listen to audio clip.