Tornado recovery started as death toll rises

Posted at 8:55 PM, Mar 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-04 20:55:07-05

The death toll now stands at 38 from a string of tornadoes that ripped across the south and Midwest, from Georgia to Indiana. Two tornadoes hit Indiana, one with winds of about 200 miles per hour.

Hundreds of homes and buildings are now a pile of rubble as recovery efforts shift into high gear.

Chris Welch shares stories of survival and how residents after coping after the disaster.

CNN contributed to the reporting of this story.