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  • Kristin Little, manager of the Ferguson Optical shop in Hazelwood, talks with a friend on the phone as she describes the damage caused to her shop by a storm on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said.

      Kristin Little, manager of the Ferguson Optical shop in Hazelwood, talks with a friend on the phone as she describes the damage caused to her shop by a storm on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said.
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  • The street light at Howdershell Road and Lynn Haven Lane lies damaged following high winds from a strong spring storm in Hazelwood late Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said.

      The street light at Howdershell Road and Lynn Haven Lane lies damaged following high winds from a strong spring storm in Hazelwood late Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said.
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  • Hazelwood fire fighters gather outside a home in Hazelwood that was damaged by a storm as the make a plan to enter and retrieve medicine for a resident who escaped the home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said.

      Hazelwood fire fighters gather outside a home in Hazelwood that was damaged by a storm as the make a plan to enter and retrieve medicine for a resident who escaped the home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said.
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  • A chain reaction multiple vehicle collision brings traffic to a stop on the 14 freeway north of Lancaster, Calif., near Avenue B in Los Angeles County, Monday, April 8, 2013. Powerful winds raked much of California on Monday, toppling trees, causing scattered power outages, whipping up blinding dust storms, and sending waves crashing ashore as a vigorous spring weather system swept through the state on its way across the West.

      A chain reaction multiple vehicle collision brings traffic to a stop on the 14 freeway north of Lancaster, Calif., near Avenue B in Los Angeles County, Monday, April 8, 2013. Powerful winds raked much of California on Monday, toppling trees, causing scattered power outages, whipping up blinding dust storms, and sending waves crashing ashore as a vigorous spring weather system swept through the state on its way across the West.
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  • Benjamin Pierce, a patron of the Botkinburg Foursquare church, sifts through the wreckage of the church on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 after a storm demolished it just north of Clinton, Ark. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage.

      Benjamin Pierce, a patron of the Botkinburg Foursquare church, sifts through the wreckage of the church on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 after a storm demolished it just north of Clinton, Ark. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage.
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  • Kristin Little, manager of the Ferguson Optical shop in Hazelwood, talks with a friend on the phone as she describes the damage caused to her shop by a storm on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said.

      Kristin Little, manager of the Ferguson Optical shop in Hazelwood, talks with a friend on the phone as she describes the damage caused to her shop by a storm on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said.
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  • Dianne Dansman maneuvers around a fallen tree that came inches away from falling on her SUV on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Freezing rain in the morning downed trees and caused power outages throughout the city.

      Dianne Dansman maneuvers around a fallen tree that came inches away from falling on her SUV on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Freezing rain in the morning downed trees and caused power outages throughout the city.
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  • Ice coats a tree on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Sioux Falls, S.D., where a spring storm wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents. The National Weather Service predicted that a half-inch of ice would accumulate by day's end.

      Ice coats a tree on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Sioux Falls, S.D., where a spring storm wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents. The National Weather Service predicted that a half-inch of ice would accumulate by day's end.
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  • Ice coats a tree on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Sioux Falls, S.D, where a spring storm wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents. The National Weather Service predicted that a half-inch of ice would accumulate by day's end.

      Ice coats a tree on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Sioux Falls, S.D, where a spring storm wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents. The National Weather Service predicted that a half-inch of ice would accumulate by day's end.
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  • Snow accumulates on a stop sign along 33rd Ave in St. Cloud, Minn., Thursday, April 11, 2013. Ice and snow left thousands of homes and businesses in Minnesota and South Dakota without power on Wednesday, and more heavy wet snow was expected Thursday, forecasters said.

      Snow accumulates on a stop sign along 33rd Ave in St. Cloud, Minn., Thursday, April 11, 2013. Ice and snow left thousands of homes and businesses in Minnesota and South Dakota without power on Wednesday, and more heavy wet snow was expected Thursday, forecasters said.
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  • A plane preparing taxis for takeoff during a winter storm that brought some snow and a fast plunge in temperature overnight to Denver International Airport, Tuesday April 9, 2013. Despite some cancellations, over one thousand planes have been deiced and flown out of DIA since 6am Tuesday, according to the DIA spokesman.

      A plane preparing taxis for takeoff during a winter storm that brought some snow and a fast plunge in temperature overnight to Denver International Airport, Tuesday April 9, 2013. Despite some cancellations, over one thousand planes have been deiced and flown out of DIA since 6am Tuesday, according to the DIA spokesman.
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  • A man crosses the street during a winter storm that brought some snow and a fast plunge in temperature overnight to downtown Denver, Tuesday April 9, 2013. A storm in neighboring Wyoming that toppled trees, whipped up blinding dust storms closed some highways Tuesday and was slowing flights at Denver International Airport.

      A man crosses the street during a winter storm that brought some snow and a fast plunge in temperature overnight to downtown Denver, Tuesday April 9, 2013. A storm in neighboring Wyoming that toppled trees, whipped up blinding dust storms closed some highways Tuesday and was slowing flights at Denver International Airport.
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  • An umbrella lies discarded in trash receptacle in Minneapolis, as foul weather takes hold of the Twin Cities on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

      An umbrella lies discarded in trash receptacle in Minneapolis, as foul weather takes hold of the Twin Cities on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
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  • Two men work to remove a truck in Botkinburg, Ark., Thursday, April 11, 2013, that was overturned when a severe storm struck the area late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage.

      Two men work to remove a truck in Botkinburg, Ark., Thursday, April 11, 2013, that was overturned when a severe storm struck the area late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage.
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  • Larry Gammill, left, who attends Botkinburg Foursquare Church, and his friend Tim Parks walk from what is left of the church in Botkinburg, Ark., Thursday, April 11, 2013 after a severe storm struck the building late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage.

      Larry Gammill, left, who attends Botkinburg Foursquare Church, and his friend Tim Parks walk from what is left of the church in Botkinburg, Ark., Thursday, April 11, 2013 after a severe storm struck the building late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage.
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  • A car lays on it's side in Hazelwood after a storm blew through the area on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said.

      A car lays on it's side in Hazelwood after a storm blew through the area on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said.
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  • Larry Gammill, left, and Tim Parks survey tornado damage at Botkinburg Foursquare Church in Botkinburg, Ark., Thursday, April 11, 2013, after a severe storm struck the building late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage.

      Larry Gammill, left, and Tim Parks survey tornado damage at Botkinburg Foursquare Church in Botkinburg, Ark., Thursday, April 11, 2013, after a severe storm struck the building late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage.
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  • A flag flutters over what remains of the sanctuary of the Botkinburg Foursquare Church in Botkinburg, Ark., Thursday, April 11, 2013 after a severe storm struck the building late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage.

      A flag flutters over what remains of the sanctuary of the Botkinburg Foursquare Church in Botkinburg, Ark., Thursday, April 11, 2013 after a severe storm struck the building late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage.
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  • Kashaun Gage removes snow form Target Field on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Minneapolis. A spring storm packing snow and ice has hit several states in the Midwest, knocking out power in communities and prompting Minnesota's governor to call out the state National Guard to help residents.

      Kashaun Gage removes snow form Target Field on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Minneapolis. A spring storm packing snow and ice has hit several states in the Midwest, knocking out power in communities and prompting Minnesota's governor to call out the state National Guard to help residents.
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  • Clara, 6, and Peter Binstock, 8, have a snow fight near McKennan Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. Thursday, April 11, 2013. The area was hit with about six inches of snow overnight on top of ice and freezing rain from Tuesday and Wednesday.

      Clara, 6, and Peter Binstock, 8, have a snow fight near McKennan Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. Thursday, April 11, 2013. The area was hit with about six inches of snow overnight on top of ice and freezing rain from Tuesday and Wednesday.
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  • An SUV has to turn around when confronted by a large branch which fell across a residential street in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. An ice storm followed by more than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow downed trees and power lines across the city.

      An SUV has to turn around when confronted by a large branch which fell across a residential street in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. An ice storm followed by more than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow downed trees and power lines across the city.
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