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  • Travis Randall walks through the debris-strewn yard of his parent's home in Hickman, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, after it was struck by a tornado. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

      Travis Randall walks through the debris-strewn yard of his parent's home in Hickman, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, after it was struck by a tornado. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
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  • Children's toys, including a toy tractor in a tree, are strewn in a field near a damaged house in Hickman, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

      Children's toys, including a toy tractor in a tree, are strewn in a field near a damaged house in Hickman, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
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  • This image provided by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Karen taken late Thursday night Oct. 3, 2013. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said late Thursday that Karen was about 340 miles (547 kilometers) south of the mouth of the Mississippi River and had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 kph) with higher gusts.

      This image provided by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Karen taken late Thursday night Oct. 3, 2013. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said late Thursday that Karen was about 340 miles (547 kilometers) south of the mouth of the Mississippi River and had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 kph) with higher gusts.
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  • A worker guides a flood gate as a crane lowers it into into Hero Canal, as part of the hurricane protection system protecting the greater New Orleans area, in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen, in Belle Chasse, La., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

      A worker guides a flood gate as a crane lowers it into into Hero Canal, as part of the hurricane protection system protecting the greater New Orleans area, in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen, in Belle Chasse, La., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
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  • A crane lowers a flood gate into Hero Canal, as part of the hurricane protection system protecting the greater New Orleans area, in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen, in Belle Chasse, La., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

      A crane lowers a flood gate into Hero Canal, as part of the hurricane protection system protecting the greater New Orleans area, in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen, in Belle Chasse, La., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
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  • A neighbor comforts Vicki Kempkes, right, after her home was hit by a tornado in Bennet, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

      A neighbor comforts Vicki Kempkes, right, after her home was hit by a tornado in Bennet, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
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  • Jim Stoddard watches as his travel trailer is pulled from a ditch at the Wagon Train Lake campground on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Hickman, Neb. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

      Jim Stoddard watches as his travel trailer is pulled from a ditch at the Wagon Train Lake campground on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Hickman, Neb. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
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  • Contractors look over a house damaged by a tornado in Bennet, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

      Contractors look over a house damaged by a tornado in Bennet, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
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  • Jim Stoddard, left, and his brother-in-law Todd Harlan check out Jim's van on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Hickman, Neb. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

      Jim Stoddard, left, and his brother-in-law Todd Harlan check out Jim's van on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Hickman, Neb. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
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  • Vicki Kempkes looks over her destroyed recreation room in Bennet, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

      Vicki Kempkes looks over her destroyed recreation room in Bennet, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
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  • Residents try to free a house panel from where it was lodged against a tree following a tornado in Bennet, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

      Residents try to free a house panel from where it was lodged against a tree following a tornado in Bennet, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
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  • Debris, including a toy tractor, are trapped in a tree following a tornado in Hickman, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

      Debris, including a toy tractor, are trapped in a tree following a tornado in Hickman, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
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  • Residents try to free a house panel from where it was lodged against a tree following a tornado in Bennet, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

      Residents try to free a house panel from where it was lodged against a tree following a tornado in Bennet, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
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  • Tanner Hoffman shovels snow in a parking lot during a snowstorm Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Rapid City, S.D. Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools.

      Tanner Hoffman shovels snow in a parking lot during a snowstorm Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Rapid City, S.D. Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools.
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  • Snow falls over a residential neighborhood during a storm Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Rapid City, S.D. Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools.

      Snow falls over a residential neighborhood during a storm Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Rapid City, S.D. Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools.
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  • Motorists make their way down 6th Street during a snowstorm Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Rapid City, S.D. Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools.

      Motorists make their way down 6th Street during a snowstorm Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Rapid City, S.D. Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools.
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  • A man walks down Mt. Rushmore Road during a snowstorm Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Rapid City, S.D. Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools.

      A man walks down Mt. Rushmore Road during a snowstorm Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Rapid City, S.D. Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools.
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Images of extreme weather in the united states on friday. nebraska experienced tornadoes. south dakota had blizzard warnings and is expecting to see the earliest major snowstorm in recorded history. meanwhile, the gulf coast prepared for tropical storm karen.

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