Friday 24 October 2014

Devastation as tornadoes rip through the south-central United States

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Debris burn in front of a destroyed house in Vilonia, Ark., after volunteers helped the owner remove belongings Wednesday, April 30, 2014. A tornado struck the town late Sunday.  (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Debris burn in front of a destroyed house in Vilonia, Ark., after volunteers helped the owner remove belongings
Damage is seen in the town centre after a tornado hit the town of Tupelo, Mississippi April 30, 2014. The worst floods in decades deluged roads and engulfed homes and cars in Florida's Panhandle and coastal Alabama on Wednesday, the latest mayhem created by a tornado-packing storm system that has killed at least 34 people this week.      
REUTERS/Gene Blevins  (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
Damage is seen in the town centre after a tornado hit the town of Tupelo, Mississippi
A damaged house is seen after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas around 7:30 pm CST, late April 27, 2014. Tornadoes ripped through the south-central United States on Sunday, killing at least 12 people in Arkansas and Oklahoma and wiping out entire neighborhoods of homes, according to officials, as rescue workers searched in darkness for survivors. In Mayflower, some of about 45 homes were destroyed in a newer subdivision and a lumberyard was damaged, said Will Elder, an alderman in the city of 2,300 people. REUTERS/Gene Blevins (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
A damaged house is seen after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas

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