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  • A vehicle rests on a tree after an overnight tornado in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011.

      A vehicle rests on a tree after an overnight tornado in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011.
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  • A teddy bear is put aside during a salvage of this tornado damaged Clinton, Miss., home Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries. Possessions from some homes were found to have been blown next door or across the street during the storm.

      A teddy bear is put aside during a salvage of this tornado damaged Clinton, Miss., home Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries. Possessions from some homes were found to have been blown next door or across the street during the storm.
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  • A panel door lies amid the remains of a home and garage in a tornado damaged neighborhood in east Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.

      A panel door lies amid the remains of a home and garage in a tornado damaged neighborhood in east Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.
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  • The Big Lots store on I-55 frontage Road in Jackson, Miss. sustained substantial damage to exterior signage when a strong storm swept through the area on Friday, April 15, 2011.

      The Big Lots store on I-55 frontage Road in Jackson, Miss. sustained substantial damage to exterior signage when a strong storm swept through the area on Friday, April 15, 2011.
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  • Vehicles sit destroyed by wind and debris, Friday, April 15, 2011 in Clinton, Miss. A state of emergency has been declared for 14 Mississippi counties after spring storms swept across the state, spawning suspected tornadoes that left many homes and businesses destroyed and at least three people critically injured.

      Vehicles sit destroyed by wind and debris, Friday, April 15, 2011 in Clinton, Miss. A state of emergency has been declared for 14 Mississippi counties after spring storms swept across the state, spawning suspected tornadoes that left many homes and businesses destroyed and at least three people critically injured.
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  • A hanging mirror displays the damage from Friday's tornado in this east Clinton, Miss., neighborhood, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.

      A hanging mirror displays the damage from Friday's tornado in this east Clinton, Miss., neighborhood, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.
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  • The remains of a wooden swing dangles in a tornado damaged neighborhood of Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.

      The remains of a wooden swing dangles in a tornado damaged neighborhood of Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.
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  • Clinton Police Lt. Chris Dill tosses aside a cut branch from a tornado damaged home in Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. Dill and other area law enforcement worked throughout the early evening helping residents clear access to their homes, remove branches and trees from roofs and assist in the securing of their property and neighborhoods. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.

      Clinton Police Lt. Chris Dill tosses aside a cut branch from a tornado damaged home in Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. Dill and other area law enforcement worked throughout the early evening helping residents clear access to their homes, remove branches and trees from roofs and assist in the securing of their property and neighborhoods. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.
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  • Chuck Hendon checks for insurance papers in the inside of a vehicle belonging to a friend's father in a tornado damaged neighborhood in east Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The car and house were severely damaged and Hendon helped with finding important papers in the rubble and the interior of the storm damaged vehicle. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.

      Chuck Hendon checks for insurance papers in the inside of a vehicle belonging to a friend's father in a tornado damaged neighborhood in east Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The car and house were severely damaged and Hendon helped with finding important papers in the rubble and the interior of the storm damaged vehicle. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.
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  • An American flag is buried under debris left by a tornado in Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.

      An American flag is buried under debris left by a tornado in Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.
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  • Bill Mosley shouts in suprise after seeing the china mostly intact in the cabinet in what remains of his dining room after a tornado passed through his Clinton, Miss., neighborhood Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.

      Bill Mosley shouts in suprise after seeing the china mostly intact in the cabinet in what remains of his dining room after a tornado passed through his Clinton, Miss., neighborhood Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.
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  • Frenchie Russell overlooks the remains of her tornado damaged home in Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. Russell and her husband were home when the tornado hit this morning and destroyed the house as well as others in her neighborhood. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.

      Frenchie Russell overlooks the remains of her tornado damaged home in Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. Russell and her husband were home when the tornado hit this morning and destroyed the house as well as others in her neighborhood. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.
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  • Neighbors comfort each other after a tornado struck central Mississippi, Friday, April 15, 2011, in Clinton, Miss. Three suspected tornadoes hit Mississippi on Friday, including one that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and businesses in Clinton and left at least one person with life-threatening injuries.

      Neighbors comfort each other after a tornado struck central Mississippi, Friday, April 15, 2011, in Clinton, Miss. Three suspected tornadoes hit Mississippi on Friday, including one that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and businesses in Clinton and left at least one person with life-threatening injuries.
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  • Neighbors walk past a tree damaged house in Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado in Clinton, causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.

      Neighbors walk past a tree damaged house in Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado in Clinton, causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.
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  • Neighbors in rush to put up a tarp on this house in a tornado damaged neighborhood in east Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.

      Neighbors in rush to put up a tarp on this house in a tornado damaged neighborhood in east Clinton, Miss., Friday, April 15, 2011. The state was hit by a line of severe storms that spawned at least one tornado causing extensive damage and multiple injuries.

  • Jerome Whittington attempts to salvage belongings through the window of his automobile in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011, following a tornado Thursday night.

      Jerome Whittington attempts to salvage belongings through the window of his automobile in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011, following a tornado Thursday night.
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  • Tornado damage is shown at Courtney's RV Park in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011.

      Tornado damage is shown at Courtney's RV Park in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011.
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  • A dog curls up on a mattress near a destroyed mobile home in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011, following a tornado.

      A dog curls up on a mattress near a destroyed mobile home in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011, following a tornado.
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  • Jerome Whittington attempts to salvage belongings through the window of his automobile in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011, following a tornado the night before.

      Jerome Whittington attempts to salvage belongings through the window of his automobile in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011, following a tornado the night before.
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  • A truck is covered in rubble outside a school in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011 after an overnight tornado.

      A truck is covered in rubble outside a school in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011 after an overnight tornado.
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Daily Herald report

Vicious storms smacked the Deep South and toppled trees like dominoes as tornadoes howled through towns. Seven deaths were reported in Alabama, including a man killed when the storm tossed a mobile home nearly a quarter of a mile across a state highway.

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