Sunday 28 December 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
A damaged vehicle is seen after a tornado hit the town of Tupelo, Mississippi,
A man stands at the front of a damaged building after a tornado hit the town of Tupelo
People begin to clean up debris after a tornado hit the town of Tupelo, Mississippi,
Damaged cars are seen along the main part of Tupelo Mississippi after a tornado hit the town
A camper sits on its side after a tornado came the Doss Ferry subdivision in Kimberly, Alabama, April 29, 2014. At least 30 people across six states were killed in tornadoes unleashed by a vicious storm system that leveled towns and was threatening to cause more mayhem in heavily populated parts of the U.S. South on Tuesday. REUTERS/Tami Chappelll (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER)
Storm chaser try to stay ahead of a TVS (tornadic vortex signature) storm in Reform, Alabama
A wheelchair sits outside a tornado destroyed medical office in south Louisville, Miss.
Aerial view of the central town after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. A ferocious storm system caused a twister in Mississippi and threatened tens of millions of people across the U.S. Southeast on Monday
Nick Conway surveys his tornado destroyed home
Destiny Simmons sits in the rubble of her home that was destroyed by a tornado as she talks on a cell phone
Torn tree tops and damaged trucks are evidence of the tornado that hit Four Corners, Miss.
A man and woman examine the twisted wreckage of Glass Masters on U.S. 49 Frontage Road in Richland, Miss.
On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States,
People sort out belongings on the foundation slab of a house after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas
Constance Lambert embraces her dog after finding it alive when returning to her destroyed home in Tupelo, Miss.
A sign sits in ruins and power lines block the way in front of a business that was severely damaged by a tornado
Police officers drive through a suburban area as they enforce a curfew after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas
A car with its windows smashed and top caved in sits in front of a gas station that was heavily damaged by a tornado
A ferocious storm system caused a twister in Mississippi and threatened tens of millions of people across the U.S. Southeast on Monday, a day after it spawned tornadoes that killed 16 people and tossed cars like toys in Arkansas and other states
A house on Dunbarton Oaks Circle stands without its upper floor behind Lost Pizza Co. after a tornado went through the area in Tupelo, Mississippi
People walk by storm damage to houses along Green Street after a tornado went through Tupelo, Mississippi
Volunteers start clearing trees off cars from a parking lot in the Joyner neighborhod after a tornado ripped through the area in Tupelo, Mississippi
Debris from the roof of a house on Dunbarton Oaks Circle lies on the street behind Lost Pizza Co. after a tornado went through the area in Tupelo, Mississippi
A home on Joyner Ave. which used to be surrounded by oak and pine trees was left destroyed following a Tornado that ripped through Tupelo, Mississippi
Emergency personnel walk along North Gloster Street after a tornado went through Tupelo, Mississippi
A man talks on his phone as he looks for his cat near an upturned in a suburban area following a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas
The American Legion post building is destroyed after a tornado went through Tupelo, Mississippi
An upturned truck lies under a tree that has lost most of its branches, following a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas
A U.S. flag flies over a suburban area that was destroyed after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas
A man walks by the Steak Escape and Sleep Inn along North Gloster Street after a tornado went through Tupelo, Mississippi
An empty gun safe is pictured on a family's front lawn as they leave with their belongings in a truck at the curfew in a suburban area following a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas
A mattress is stuck in a tree after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas
A police officer walks through debris from the roof of a house after a tornado went through the area in Tupelo, Mississippi
Debris are scattered along North Gloster Street after a tornado went through Tupelo, Mississippi
Residents go through the rubble of their home one day after it was destroyed by a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas
Rescue workers and volunteers stand amid debris of homes, one day after they were destroyed by a tornado in Vilonia, Arkansas
Cathy Norman tries to climb through debris and get to her house on Marquette Street in Tupelo, Mississippi
First responders begin to secure areas minutes after a Tornado tore through Tupelo, Mississippi
A resident makes his way down Jackson Street and away from the tornado damaged area in Tupelo, Mississippi
The sun sets over debris and damages after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas
Debris is seen at a damaged business after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas
Debris from a damaged home is seen after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas
Debris hangs from a tree after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas
Bob Hessee checks out property owned by a friend and damaged by a tornado Sunday evening in Baxter Springs, Kan.,
Phillip Walker stands on the roof of a victims' home while searching through the rubble of destroyed houses a day after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas
People search through the rubble of destroyed houses a day after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas
Bottles of condiments lie inside a refrigerator door on the grounds of a destroyed house a day after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas
Raella Faulkner, at left, and Bobby McElroy survey what's left of their home
A volunteer looks at a vehicle that was smashed by a section of a building that fell during yesterday's tornado in Quapaw, Okla.,
A storm chaser photographer looks at thunderstorms supercells pass through areas in Erick, Oklahoma
A large TVS (tornadic vortex signature) thunderstorm supercell passes over storm chaser Brad Mack in Graham, Texas
A damaged vehicle is seen after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas
A damaged house is seen after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas

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