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Weather: Tornado

This aerial photo shows the devastation in the Ocean Ridge Plantation area of Brunswick County, N.C. following a tornado.

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Firefighters evaluate the scene where a private plane parked at Million Air Tallahassee flipped during a severe storm that produced a tornado in Tallahassee, Fla.

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This image made from video provided by Thomas Marcum shows a tornado seen from State Highway 48 in Durant, Okla.

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One of the gymnasiums is seen destroyed at Grace Baptist Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn. The school was destroyed when a tornado tore through Chattanooga.

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A bus is seen crushed by a fallen pole at Grace Baptist Academyin Chattanooga, Tenn. The school was destroyed when an EF-3 tornado tore through Chattanooga.

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This photo taken by a drone shows a mobile home park that saw multiple deaths after a tornado hit on Monday in Chatsworth, Ga. Severe weather has swept across the South, killing multiple people and damaging hundreds of homes from Louisiana into the Appalachian Mountains. Many people spent part of the night early Monday sheltering in basements, closets and bathroom tubs as sirens wailed to warn of possible tornadoes.

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The Miguel Castillos family all pitch in to recover items from the destroyed family trailer in the Ridgeview trailer park after a deadly tornado in Murray County in Chatsworth, Ga. The family said at least one of their neighbors lost their life.

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The remains of homes shattered by storms are scattered near Cookeville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding more than 140 buildings and burying people in piles of rubble and wrecked basements. At least 22 people were killed.

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A man walks past storm debris following a deadly tornado, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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A woman walks past buildings damaged by storms in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Emergency rescue personnel search for the missing in Cookville, Tenn., where several homes exploded from their foundations during the powerful storm.

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A man walks through storm debris following a deadly tornado in Nashville, Tennessee.

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A man looks for items he can salvage from his store near Cookeville, Tennessee.

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People are reflected in a mirror of a building destroyed by storms in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Two men look at damage in Cookeville, Tennessee after a tornado hit on Monday night.

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The remains of homes shattered by storms are scattered near Cookeville, Tennessee. At least 22 people were killed.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, left, prays with Kayla Cowen, right, as Cowen looks through rubble in hopes of finding a neighbor near Cookeville, Tennessee. Lee was touring damaged areas and met Cowen as she was searching. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and burying people in piles of rubble and wrecked basements.

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Rescue workers free Bill and Shirley Wallace from their home that collapsed, trapping them under rubble after a tornado hit Mt. Juliet, Tenn. in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

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Bricks from a collapsed wall of the Geist restaurant litter the ground after a tornado touched down in downtown Nashville.

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Carl Estes searches for books and other items from his church on County Road 911 that was completely destroyed by a tornado in Guntown, Mississippi.

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People pick through the rubble left by a tornado near Walnut Hill Lane and Denton Drive in Dallas.

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Damaged homes in a cul-de-sac on Stillmeadow Drive in Richardson, Texas, are seen in aerial view of tornado damage.

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Cleanup continues at a destroyed home after a tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kansas.

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Residents sort through apartments open up to the air at the Westbrooke Village Apartments in Trotwood, Ohio, after the roof was torn off from a severe storm the night before.

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In this aerial image, debris from damaged homes litters the properties on Fairground Road after a tornado storm system passed through the area the previous night in Celina, Ohio.

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In this aerial photo, damaged homes and debris mark the path of a tornado in Celina, Ohio. After Monday’s tornadoes, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine declared a state of emergency in the three counties with the most damage.

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People walk up Dunklin Street in Jefferson City, Mo. The early analysis of storm damage has led the National Weather Service to believe the town was struck by an EF3.

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This aerial image shows severe storm damage in Jefferson City, Missouri after a tornado hit overnight.

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In this aerial photograph, tornado damage is seen in Jefferson City, Missouri. The National Weather Service has confirmed a large and destructive tornado touched down overnight in Missouri's state capital, causing heavy damage.

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A house damaged in a tornado Monday, May 20, 2019, in Mangum, Oklahoma, is pictured from the air. A strong band of storms has spawned more than 30 tornadoes across the central U.S., damaging homes in Oklahoma, demolishing a rack track grandstand in Missouri and drenching waterlogged states with more water and more flooding.

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In this aerial photo various debris from McCourt & Sons Equipment Inc. litters the ground after the building was destroyed by a tornado in La Grange, Texas.

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Debris litters a field after a tornado touched down in McCracken County, Ky.

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A damaged building is pictured in Roetgen, western Germany after it was hit by a twister the day before. A tornado described by firefighters as 'brief but fierce' has damaged about 30 houses in western Germany, leaving 10 uninhabitable.

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Volunteer Lelia Gilmer seeks comfortable clothes for a member of the Robertson family as they prepare to return from the hospital after being injured in the March 3 Beauregard tornados at Providence Baptist Church in Beauregard, Alabama. The western campus of the church is the volunteer headquarters in the recovery effort.

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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk hand in hand in Beauregard, Alabama, as they tour areas where tornados killed 23 people in Lee County, Alabama. Melania Trump largely avoided the campaign trail in 2016, limiting her role to a handful of appearances and interviews. But as President Donald Trump shows his eagerness for the coming 2020 re-election battle, less clear is the first lady’s fervor for participating in the effort.

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Debris sits on the side of a road in a neighborhood devastated by a tornado in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Cindy Sanford sifts through the debris while retrieving personal items after a tornado destroyed her home in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Crews cleanup the debris in a neighborhood devastated by a tornado in Beauregard, Alabama.

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A firefighter searches the debris in a neighborhood devastated by a tornado in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Debris litters the neighborhood where multiple members of the same family were killed in a tornado in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Richard Tate walks through his neighborhood devastated from a tornado while retrieving personal items from his damaged home in Beauregard, Alabama. Tate lost a sister, brother-in-law, nephew, and uncle in the storm, all who lived nearby. "I'm lucky to be alive," said Tate.

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Cindy Sanford, second from right, sifts through the debris with help from her brother, Tim Lancaster, from left, daughter, Kayla Causey, and stepfather, Michael Boutwell, while retrieving personal items after a tornado destroyed Sanford's home in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Debris is scattered after a tornado blew a home off its foundation in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Debris litters the Buck Wild Saloon, after it was heavily damaged by a tornado, in Smiths Station, Alabama.

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Residents of Talbotton, Ga. pray together outside a home destroyed by a tornado the day after storms battered Alabama and Georgia.

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Brittney Downs looks through the debris of a family member's destroyed home the day after a deadly tornado ravaged the area, in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Rescue workers, local residents, and volunteers search the wreckage of a home along Lee Road 38 after after a Sunday night tornado in Beauregard, Alabama.

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A resident makes his way along Lee Road 38 after a Sunday night tornado in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Rescue workers in a four wheeler pass by the wreckage of a home along Lee Road 38 after a Sunday night tornado in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Danny Allen recovers a family photo while sifting through the debris of a friend's home destroyed by a tornado in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Debris from a home litters a yard the day after a tornado blew it off its foundation, lower right, in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Granadas Baker, left, and son Granadas Jr. 18, right, retrieve personal items from the damaged home where they survived a tornado a day earlier in Beauregard, Alabama.

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A couple walks past a historic home destroyed in Talbotton, Georgia. In rural Talbotton, Ga., about 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Atlanta, a handful of people were injured by either powerful straight-line winds or a tornado that destroyed several mobile homes and damaged other buildings, according to Leigh Ann Erenheim, director of the Talbot County Emergency Management Agency.

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Destruction is seen from tornadoes that came through last night, killing multiple people, in Lee County, Alabama.

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Matthew Schell looks for personal mementos by flashlight at dusk in the rubble of the house destroyed by a tornado which killed his uncle, David Wayne Dean, in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Family and friends of David Wayne Dean, who died when a tornado destroyed his house, sift through the rubble by flashlight at dusk looking for personal items in Beauregard, Alabama.

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The Buck Wild Saloon sits without the roof and the front wall, in Smiths Station, Alabama, following a powerful storm system.

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An uprooted tree lies by a house on Lee County Road 166, in Beauregard, Alabama following deadly tornados that hit the area.

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Debris litters a property after a home was damaged by a tornado a day earlier in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Debris is scattered over a neighborhood where homes were destroyed by a tornado a day earlier in Beauregard, Alabama.

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Destruction is seen from tornadoes that came through last night, killing multiple people, in Lee County, Alabama.

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Destruction is seen from tornadoes that came through last night, killing multiple people, in Lee County, Alabama.

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Destruction is seen from tornadoes that came through last night, killing multiple people, in Lee County, Alabama.

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A fallen cell tower lies across U.S. Route 280 highway in Lee County, Ala. in the Smiths Station community after what appeared to be a tornado struck in the area. Severe storms destroyed mobile homes, snapped trees and left a trail of destruction amid weather warnings extending into Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, authorities said.

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This photo provided by James Lally shows a funnel-shaped cloud on I-10 near Marianna, Florida. Numerous tornado warnings were posted across parts of Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina as the powerful storm system raced across the region.

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Pastor Steve Blaylock looks over the broken lumber, loose paneling, insulation, and destroyed pews in the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. after a Saturday tornado.

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Tornado strewn debris and fallen trees in this Columbus, Miss., neighborhood. At least one person was killed among the shattered businesses and wrecked homes that dotted the South as severe storms followed a weekend of drenching rains and a rising flood threat.

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Al Bordelon salvages a tool box from what remains of his mother-in-law's shed in Columbus, Miss. after Saturday's tornado that killed at least one person and shattered businesses and several homes.

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A woman recovers her valuables after her house destroyed by the force of the tornado in Regla, Cuba.

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People who's homes where damaged by a tornado carry their belongings to be taken by bus to a shelter in Havana, Cuba.

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People work to recover valuable remains off the terrace of their house, destroyed by the force of the tornado in Regla, Cuba.

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People rest in the remains of the second floor of their house, collapsed after a tornado hit Regla, Cuba.

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A man rests on the trunk of a tree that was toppled by a tornado, as he takes a moment to rest from removing rubble from his home in Regla, Cuba.

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People work to remove rubble from their homes destroyed by a tornado in Regla, Cuba.

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People talk next to remains of their house, destroyed by the force of the tornado in Havana, Cuba.

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A girl with her puppy surveys the destruction left behind by a tornado in Havana, Cuba.

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A photograph of Cuba's late leader Fidel Castro, left, lays next to a photo of his brother Raul on the wall of a home that was destroyed by a tornado in Havana, Cuba.

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A home's kitchen is exposed after a tornado ripped the roof off in Havana, Cuba.

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People survey the damage left behind by a tornado in Havana, Cuba.

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A truck is toppled against a home after a tornado in Havana, Cuba.

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A car overturned by a tornado lays smashed on top of a street pole in Havana, Cuba.

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Men work to remove rubble from a car after a home collapsed on it during a tornado in Regla, Cuba. A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Havana.

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Residents survey the damage after severe weather damaged homes and property in Mascotte, Florida. Authorities say a possible tornado damaged several homes and downed trees and powerlines as a line of storms crossed central Florida.

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A notice that a home is unsafe to occupy is shown posted at a home in Port Orchard, Wash., that suffered heavy damage Tuesday when a tornado touched down in the area.

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Workers clear debris from Salmonberry Road, in Port Orchard, Wash., where a tornado touched down.

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A worker with Cascade Natural Gas, changes out a gas meter at a home in Port Orchard, Wash. that was damaged when a tornado touched down in the area.

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People stand in front of a damaged home, in Port Orchard, Wash., the day after a tornado caused heavy damage in the area.

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Workers cut limbs from a downed tree in Port Orchard, Wash., where a tornado touched down Tuesday.

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A worker clears debris at Salmonberry Dry Storage in Port Orchard, Wash., where a tornado touched down. A National Weather Service storm damage survey team was working elsewhere in the neighborhood to assess the damage.

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A worker trims branches from a tree that toppled over at a home in Port Orchard, Wash. in a neighborhood that suffered heavy damage when a tornado touched down in the area.

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Uprooted trees are shown on the roof of a home in Port Orchard, Wash., the day after a tornado caused heavy damage in the area.

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People walk through debris at Salmonberry Dry Storage, in Port Orchard, Washington state, where a tornado touched down Tuesday.

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Downed trees caused by the tornado in Port Orchard, Washington state.

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Melinda St. John is seen through a broken window as she recovers valuables from the living room of a house owned by St. John's sister Beth Mueller, in Port Orchard, Washington state, the day after a tornado took the roof off the house and caused other damage Tuesday.

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A woman walks through a debris-strewn yard in front of a damaged home, in Port Orchard, Washinghton state, the day after a tornado caused heavy damage in the area Tuesday.

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Melinda St. John, center, helps her nieces, Hannah Mueller, 20, left, and Jasmin Mueller, 16, right, recover family photos from the living room of a house owned by St. John's sister Beth Mueller in Port Orchard, Washington state, the day after a tornado took the roof off the house and caused other damage Tuesday. St. John said that no one was at the house during the storm, and that all of the family pets survived.

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A National Weather Service storm damage survey team is heading to a town west of Seattle where a strong tornado blew through a neighborhood.

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A National Weather Service storm damage survey team is heading to a town west of Seattle where a strong tornado blew through a neighborhood. The rare twister touched down Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Port Orchard, Wash. It damaged several homes and toppled trees. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Residents evacuate from their Harris Road in Port Orchard, Washington after a tornado touched down. A rare tornado touched down in a Seattle suburb on Tuesday, damaging several homes and toppling trees, authorities said.

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Matt Hargis walks through downed trees behind the Walmart in Port Orchard, Washington after a tornado touched down. Based on radar imagery and video evidence, a tornado touched down south of Port Orchard shortly before 2 p.m., the National Weather Service in Seattle said on Twitter.

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