The most violent weather was centered near the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood late Wednesday. Downed trees crushed several homes. Street signs lay scattered across rainy streets in the aftermath of the storm.
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.
Public works employees remove large fallen tree branches coated in heavy ice Wednesday in Appleton, Wis. A wintry mix of rain, ice and snow in Wisconsin is making travel difficult and has put tens of thousands without power.
Two men haul food and toilet paper from a grocery store in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D., on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, as the city hunkered down for another stormy night. A spring storm that began Tuesday and was expected to last through Thursday wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents.
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A strong spring storm that socked the Midwest with ice and heavy, wet snow made its way east, raking the South with tornadoes Thursday, with three deaths blamed on the rough weather and thousands of people without power.