In a speech today in Washington, Hillary Clinton spoke about the devastating tornadoes that have hit the Midwest, particularly calling out Arkansas, where Clinton used to live.

. . . having lived many years in Arkansas [Clinton] knows "exactly where the big tornado hit" and "how devastating that can be."

She said she wants to send "best wishes for recovery and sympathy to those who were directly affected."

The death toll from the storms in Arkansas has reached 15, while 2 are dead in Alabama. Mississippi officials state that at least 7 are dead from 12 tornadoes that touched down there.

The Associated Press has shared a number of photos that capture the damage in the Midwest, revealing miles and miles of decimation.

[Images via AP]