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Snow covers a demolished house on Monday. A tornado ripped through the town on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

Snow covers a house Monday that was demolished as tornadoes swept through the Midwest and South on Friday and Saturday. Dozens of people were killed in the storms.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

Residents examine a damaged house Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

Daniel Ward, left, and his wife Peggy Ward carry a box out of their house, which was destroyed by a tornado.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

Ashley King, holding her son Dallas, look around a damaged house Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

Stephanie Shaw's chicken coop stands behind the remnants of her home Sunday. Shaw returned after Friday's tornado and found that her chickens were still alive and laying eggs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brynn Anderson / The Journal-Star

A roof top sits on the ground Sunday in front of the garage it had been attached to before Friday's tornado.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brynn Anderson / The Journal-Star

Mindy Nye, 18, searches through debris for her 18-month-old son Nathan's baby book.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brynn Anderson / The Journal-Star

Judy Taylor surveys the damage to her trailer home Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Reddy / Associated Press

Jennie Hood stands near her belongings after a tornado hit, destroying the home she shares with her husband on Short Tail Springs Road on Friday. Powerful storms stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes flattened buildings in several states, wrecked two Indiana towns and bred anxiety across a wide swath of the country in the second powerful tornado outbreak this week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ashlee Culverhouse / Associated Press

Jim and Jennie Hood embrace Friday after a tornado destroyed their home on Short Tail Springs Road.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ashlee Culverhouse / Associated Press

Don Benton sorts through items at his home at the corner of Snow Hill Road and White Cypress Trail on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Angela Lewis / Associated Press

Residents survey the tornado damage to their homes Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian Bohannon / Associated Press

The second floor of the elementary portion of the school complex was ripped off during an apparent tornado touchdown in this southern Indiana community 20 miles north of Louisville, Ky. No students were injured, but one fatality was reported in the community.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Garry Jones / Associated Press

Emergency workers go door to door Friday checking for survivors along College Street after an apparent tornado touchdown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Garry Jones / Associated Press

Homes lie in ruins Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian Bohannon / Associated Press

Houses on Short Tail Springs Road are badly damaged by a tornado.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ashlee Culverhouse / Associated Press

A tree blocks Ford Chapel Road after a reported tornado passed through the area early Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Gathany / The Huntsville Times

The Plant Place greenhouse lies destroyed after a reported tornado came through Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Schultz / The Huntsville Times

A training facility at the Limestone Correctional Center sits damaged by a reported tornado that passed through Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Gathany / The Huntsville Times

Downed power lines and debris lie along Yarbrough Road after reported tornado on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Gathany / The Huntsville Times

Keith Huke walks past what remains of his tornado-ravaged home on Friday. Huke remained in the bed behind him as the storm ripped apart his home. He escaped without any injuries.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Utility workers try Friday to restore electricity to a tornado-damaged section of the town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Dale Barnfield and his niece, Linda Mayberry, wait for an insurance adjuster Friday outside Barnfield's tornado-damaged home.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Utility worker Jeff Spore disconnects a gas line to a home that was destroyed by a tornado.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Josh Summers and his wife, Lindsey, search for their possessions after a tornado ripped through their neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Debbie Byrd and her husband, Ray, survey the damage to their rented trailer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Todd Feeback / Kansas City Star

From left, Alli Ferrell, 10, and cousin Christian Murray, 12, sit on the front porch, as Lindsey Murray, 15, paints "for sale fixer upper" on the side of the home of their grandmother. Murray was not at home at the time of the storm. A prosthetic leg was found among the wreckage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephen Lance Dennee / Associated Press

Julie Shaw picks up jewelry belonging to Dorothy Hill, who was injured and taken to a hospital after a tornado hit town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephen Lance Dennee / Associated Press

A car sits among the rubble.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Patrick Summers helps his uncle search for possessions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Very little remains of a sign along West 76th Country Music Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Todd Feeback / Kansas City Star

Josh Summers searches for his possessions after a tornado ripped through his neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Jeff Woodyard, left, and Tabor Hill helped their neighbor clean up after his home was declared a total loss.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Ransdell / Kansas City Star

A trampoline is stuck in a tree at Glenda Geiser's house in rural Reno County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sandra J. Milburn / The Hutchinson News

Jerry Mallard stands outside of his business after a tornado tore through Branson. "One of my signs is four blocks down the road," Mallard said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Todd Feeback / The Kansas City Star

Jeff Rann, right, pauses while sifting for possessions at his parents' duplex. His parents were cancer survivors Randy Rann and Donna Rann. Randy died at the scene and Donna died later at a hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seth Perlman / Associated Press

LeRoy Hershberger looks at the damage to his brother's shed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sandra J. Milburn / The Hutchinson News

Cathy Berry, of Topeka, rakes the front yard of a home destroyed by a tornado.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julie Denesha / Getty Images

Mel Pulliam of Ridgedale, Mo., helps his daughter pull belongings from her damaged car. In the background is the Hilton Hotel, which was heavily damaged by the tornado.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Todd Feeback / The Kansas City Star

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[Updated March 5, 9:14 a.m.]: More than 90 tornadoes tore through the Midwest and South on Friday, well before the expected peak of tornado season.

The line of storms that produced them then roared east Saturday, triggering tornado watches and warnings for parts of the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and South Carolina, but leaving nowhere near the destruction of the previous day.

From Indiana and Kentucky, through Ohio and Alabama and Georgia, homes and businesses were crushed, cars and buses were tossed about, and roads were left clogged by downed trees and power lines.

At least 39 people in five states died, and hundreds were injured. Kentucky suffered the most deaths — 20, followed by Indiana with 14 and Ohio with three, authorities said. Georgia and Alabama each reported one weather-related death.

The storms followed a spate of tornadoes that killed 13 people earlier in the week

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  2. July 9, 2013, 2:48 am

    The line of storms that produced them then roared east Saturday, triggering tornado watches and warnings for parts of the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and South Carolina,

  3. October 5, 2013, 8:52 am

    The line of storms that produced them then roared east Saturday, triggering tornado watches and warnings for parts of the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and South Carolina

  4. October 13, 2013, 9:06 pm

    Wow after all this devastation to their homes people are having to deal with snow during the clean up.

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