A happy story has emerged from the rubble of a demolished apartment building in Washington.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports an Illinois National Guardsman has been reunited with his dog, which was in the apartment when the tornado destroyed the building on November 17th.
Specialist Jacob Montgomery says he never gave up hope of finding his pit bull Dexter.
The dog was found in the rubble by a member of a group that has been searching for missing animals since the storm.
Dexter had not eaten for nine days but was otherwise OK.