A series of deadly tornadoes scoured the U.S. Midwest on Friday, leaving residents stunned as they searched through the resultant debris and tried to piece their lives back together on Saturday. 

The death toll as a result of the tornadoes stands at 34, with 16 dead in Kentucky, 14 in Indiana, three in Ohio, and one in Alabama, reported USA Today. Reports indicate that tornadoes were also wreaked havoc in Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

The tornadoes came just two days after a violent storm system killed 13 people.

We're not unfamiliar with Mother Nature's wrath here in Indiana, but this is about as serious as I've seen in the years I've been in this job, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said, according to USA Today.

Click through the slideshow to check out some of the most dramatic images of the aftermath in Indiana.