The massive stroms began Friday and extended into the next day, eventually affecting about 17 million people from Indiana to Georgia, Cnn reports. By the time the powerful storm system faded, 39 were killed in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama and Florida. By Saturday evening, expectations had diminished that more survivors or dead would be found. Most damaged buildings have been “searched and searched and searched again,” said executive Tim Conley of Morgan County, Kentucky. The focus turned to caring for survivors whose lives were turned upside down by the storm. President Barack Obama offered his condolences and federal assistance if needed to the governors of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, the White House said in a statement. About 250 National Guard troops were deployed in Indiana, with 220 more dispatched to Morgan County, Kentucky, said National Guard and state officials.