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Tornadoes Rip Through the South

Widespread Damage And Casualties After Tornadoes Rip Through South

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    Flag that was found in debris was placed by volunteers working to help clean up after a strong tornado went through the area on April 27 for the second time in three years on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the area and have left over a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    New Vilonia Intermediate School that was set to open in August is left to ruins after a strong tornado went through the area on April 27 for the second time in three years on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the area and have left over a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Eric Baker and Ron Smith use chainsaws and cut up trees after a strong tornado went through the area on April 27 for the second time in three years on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the area and have left over a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    A boy plays in the water where the double wide trailer of Dennis King use to sit before a strong tornado went through the area on April 27 for the second time in three years on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the area and have left over a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Flag that was found in debris was placed by volunteers working to help clean up after a strong tornado went through the area on April 27 for the second time in three years on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the area and have left over a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Books are stacked on a water heater after a strong tornado went through the area on April 27 for the second time in three years on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the area and have left over a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Lisa Taney, a volunteer, goes through wedding photos found in the mud near a destroyed trailer after a strong tornado went through the area on April 27 for the second time in three years on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the area and have left over a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Tire punctured by a board sits upside down after a strong tornado went through the area on April 27 for the second time in three years on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the area and have left over a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    A home lies in ruins near a storm shelter in the foreground after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region, leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    A home lies in ruins after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region, leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    A home lies in ruins near a storm shelter in the foreground after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region, leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Mitch Fortner and Cody Goff patch a roof with a billboard sign after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region, leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    An elevated view shows damage along the path of a tornado that yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region, leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Boots are shown placed on a destroyed brick wall after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region, leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Victor Umbright of Vilonia Direct TV, sits in what is left of his office after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region, leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Ken Sullivan, general manager of We Willies Super Auto Wash, looks over the damage after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region, leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Debris from a house destroyed by a tornado yesterday that tore through the area for the second time in three years is shown, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Robert Gubanski stands in front of his house that was destroyed by a tornado yesterday that tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    A world globe rests in the debris after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Debris from a house destroyed by a tornado yesterday that tore through the area for the second time in three years is shown, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    James Guiden looks through what is left of his house after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. Guiden and his wife survived by taking shelter in the home's green bath tub. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Cheryl Gubanski points to her trailer that was flipped on it's side and wrapped around a tree by a tornado yesterday that tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    Homeowners and volunteers clean up damage after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    The living room of a house destroyed by a tornado yesterday that tore through the area for the second time in three years is shown, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    James Guiden looks through what is left of his house after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. Guiden and his wife survived by taking shelter in the green bath tub in front of him. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    William Higgins sits on a stump outside his grandfather's house that was destroyed by a tornado yesterday that tore through the area for the second time in three years is shown, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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    A man stands near wreckage caused by a tornado yesterday when it tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    A man walks past a building that was destroyed by a tornado yesterday when it tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    A passerby stops to look at damage caused by a tornado on Sunday evening, on April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms are expected over the next few days.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    John Folked uses an electric saw to cut downed power lines where his Realty business once stood before a tornado destroyed it two days earlier, on April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms are expected over the next few days.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    The remains of a large truck destroyed by a tornado on Sunday evening rests amid the debris, on April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Volunteer Gina Lowe (C) helps a family move belongings from a home that was destroyed by a tornado on Sunday, April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms are expected over the next few days.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Michelle McGee removes belongings from her home that was destroyed by a tornado on Sunday, April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    A police officer walks past an overturned car at a homesite that was destroyed by a tornado on Sunday, April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    In this handout provided by the Arkansas National Guard, Arkansas National Guardsmen from the Conway based Special Troops Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assist a family salvage heirlooms amongst the debris following a deadly tornado April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. Arkansas National Guard members continue to respond to emergency declared disaster areas within the state of Arkansas. At least 11 people were killed Monday after a tornadoes touched down in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, bringing the overall death toll from two days of severe weather to at least 28.

    (Photo by Arkansas National Guard via Getty Images)

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    In this handout provided by the Arkansas National Guard, an American Flag flies at half-staff on a wind bent pole in front of the community center following a deadly tornado April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Arkansas National Guard members continue to respond to emergency declared disaster areas within the state of Arkansas. At least 11 people were killed Monday after a tornadoes touched down in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, bringing the overall death toll from two days of severe weather to at least 28.

    (Photo by Arkansas National Guard via Getty Images)

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    In this handout provided by the Arkansas National Guard, people walk amongst the rubble following a deadly tornado April 28, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Arkansas National Guard members continue to respond to emergency declared disaster areas within the state of Arkansas. At least 11 people were killed Monday after a tornadoes touched down in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, bringing the overall death toll from two days of severe weather to at least 28.

    (Photo by Arkansas National Guard via Getty Images)

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    Volunteers help clean debris at the site of a home that was destroyed after a tornado hit the area April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Deadly tornadoes ripped through the region April 27, leaving more than a dozen dead.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Dan Wassman looks through debris at the homesite of his son, also named Dan Wassman, who was killed when a tornado destroyed his home April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Deadly tornadoes ripped through the region April 27, leaving more than a dozen dead.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Volunteers help clean debris at the site of a home that was destroyed after a tornado hit the area April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Deadly tornadoes ripped through the region April 27, leaving more than a dozen dead.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Arkansas National Guard Staff Sgt. Skipper Smith hangs an American flag on a pole at the site of a home that was destroyed when a tornado hit the area April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Deadly tornadoes ripped through the region April 27, leaving more than a dozen dead.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Two-year-old Greyson Washington inspects debris at his parents friends home that was destroyed when a tornado hit the area, April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Late Sunday afternnon deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Dan Wassman gets a hug from a friend Amy Lundsford at the homesite of his son, also named Dan Wassman, who was killed when a tornado destroyed his home late Sunday afternoon, April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Deadly tornadoes ripped through the region April 27, leaving more than a dozen dead.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Volunteers help clean debris at the site of a home that was destroyed when a tornado hit the area, April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Deadly tornadoes ripped through the region April 27, leaving more than a dozen dead.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    People inspect a car that was destroyed when a tornado hit the area April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Deadly tornadoes ripped through the region April 27, leaving more than a dozen dead.

    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)