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A row of lightly damages houses, top, face destroyed homes in a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday, killing at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Tornado Storm System


updated 04.29.14

  • A row of lightly damages houses, top, face destroyed homes in a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday, killing at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
    A row of lightly damages houses, top, fa…
  • Greg Lunsford photographs a home destroyed by a tornado in his neighborhood, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has asked for a Major Disaster Declaration for Faulkner County, which was hit hardest by a deadly tornado that rolled through the state. (AP Photo/Eric Gay
    Greg Lunsford photographs a home destroy…
  • Workers flip a fallen wall as they search through homes destroyed by a tornado, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has asked for a Major Disaster Declaration for Faulkner County, which was hit hardest by a deadly tornado that rolled through the state. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Workers flip a fallen wall as they searc…
  • Dust and debris fly as workers flip a fallen wall as they search through homes destroyed by a tornado, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has asked for a Major Disaster Declaration for Faulkner County, which was hit hardest by a deadly tornado that rolled through the state. (AP Photo/Eric Gay
    Dust and debris fly as workers flip a fa…
  • Justin Shaw, left, helps Nick Conway erect a flag pole at his home that was destroyed by a tornado, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Justin Shaw, left, helps Nick Conway ere…
  • Justin Shaw, left, helps Nick Conway erect a flag pole at his home that was destroyed by a tornado, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Justin Shaw, left, helps Nick Conway ere…
  • Nick Conway surveys his tornado destroyed home, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has asked for a Major Disaster Declaration for Faulkner County, which was hit hardest by a deadly tornado that rolled through the state. (AP Photo/Eric GayAP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Nick Conway surveys his tornado destroye…
  • Residents and friends sift through debris after a tornado struck the area, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Residents and friends sift through debri…
  • Emergency personnel search the remains of several mobile homes for survivors in Louisville, Miss., early Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014 after a tornado hit the east Mississippi community Monday. Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi on Monday, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    Emergency personnel search the remains o…
  • A searcher walks past the remains of a SUV in Louisville, Miss., early Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014 after a tornado hit the east Mississippi community Monday. Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi on Monday, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    A searcher walks past the remains of a S…
  • The Glass Masters building in Richland, Miss., is almost completely torn from its foundation after a tornado cut a swath through the area late Monday afternoon, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis) NO SALES
    The Glass Masters building in Richland, …
  • An officer moves a sign from the road after a possible tornado passed through, damaging homes and business on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Kimberly, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill
    An officer moves a sign from the road af…
  • Bessemer firefighters assist residents from the Timberline West apartment complex after a possible tornado passed through, damaging several buildings on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Bessemer, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
    Bessemer firefighters assist residents f…
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Bystanders look at the flooding as creek and sewer waters spill into the road, causing traffic issues, Monday, April 28, 2014, on Hargrove Road East near the Woodlands of Tuscaloosa apartment complex in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)
    Bystanders look at the flooding as cre…
  • Creek and sewer waters spill into the road, causing traffic issues, Monday, April 28, 2014, on Hargrove Road East just off of McFarland Boulevard, near the Woodlands of Tuscaloosa apartment complex in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)
    Creek and sewer waters spill into the ro…
  • Bessemer firefighters assist residents from the Timberline West apartment complex after a possible tornado passed through, damaging several buildings on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Bessemer, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
    Bessemer firefighters assist residents f…
  • A responder shines his flashlight into the remains of several mobile homes as he searches for survivors in Louisville, Miss., early Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014 after a tornado hit the east Mississippi community Monday. Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi on Monday, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    A responder shines his flashlight into t…
  • An American flag is mounted on mobile home debris as a searcher looks through the remains of several mobile homes in Louisville, Miss., early Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014 after a tornado hit the east Mississippi community Monday. Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi on Monday, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    An American flag is mounted on mobile ho…
  • Emergency personnel search the remains of several mobile homes in Louisville, Miss., early Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014 after a tornado hit the east Mississippi community Monday. Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi on Monday, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    Emergency personnel search the remains o…
  • A volunteer searches the remains of several mobile homes in Louisville, Miss., early Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014 after a tornado hit the east Mississippi community Monday. Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi on Monday, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    A volunteer searches the remains of seve…
  • Ambulances gather outside the Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado hit the small hospital as well as several homes in the community. At least three tornados flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and injured numerous people in Mississippi and Alabama as a massive, dangerous storm system passed over several states in the South. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    Ambulances gather outside the Winston Me…
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Constance Lambert embraces her dog after finding it alive when returning to her destroyed home in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014. Lambert was at an event away from her home when the tornado struck and rushed back to check on her pets. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Brad Vest)
    Constance Lambert embraces her dog aft…
  • Friends and family sift through debris at the home of Daniel Wassom after is was destroyed by a tornado, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. Wassom died in the tornado trying to shield a family member. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Friends and family sift through debris a…
  • Drew Thomas looks through debris at the home of Ryan Henry after it was destroyed by a tornado, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Drew Thomas looks through debris at the …
  • Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, third from right, surveys the tornado damage along Aspen Creek Drive in the Parkwood neighborhood off Naylor Road in Vilonia, Ark. after a tornado struck the town. Vilonia was hit hard Sunday after a tornado system ripped through several states in the central U.S. and left more than a dozen dead in a violent start to this year\
    Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, third from rig…
  • Buildings are damaged along Gloucester Street after a tornado in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014.T ornados flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and injured numerous people in Mississippi and Alabama on Monday as a massive, dangerous storm system passed over several states in the South, threatening additional twisters as well as severe thunderstorms, damaging hail and flash floods. (AP Photo/The Daily Mississippian, Thomas Graning)
    Buildings are damaged along Gloucester S…
  • Bob Van Byssum walks through his home in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014. A tornado struck the central Arkansas town Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
    Bob Van Byssum walks through his home in…
  • Jodi Walls pushes a box of belongings out of a friends house while cleaning up after a large tornado made its way along Clayton Ave in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Brad Vest)
    Jodi Walls pushes a box of belongings ou…
  • Homes and businesses are wrecked in downton Vilonia, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday. The most powerful twister this year carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburbs north of the state capital of Little Rock, killing at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
    Homes and businesses are wrecked in down…
  • Residents survey damage along a street in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014. Tornados flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and injured numerous people in Mississippi and Alabama on Monday as a massive, dangerous storm system passed over several states in the South, threatening additional twisters as well as severe thunderstorms, damaging hail and flash floods. (AP Photo/The Daily Mississippian, Thomas Graning)
    Residents survey damage along a street i…
  • An American flag stands limp in front of a gas station-convenience store that had its roof mangled by a tornado on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Tupelo, Miss. With parts of the U.S. recovering from deadly tornadoes, more heavy storms are making their way across the South. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).
    An American flag stands limp in front of…
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Destiny Simmons sits in the rubble of her home that was destroyed by a tornado as she talks on a cell phone, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Destiny Simmons sits in the rubble of …
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A travel trailer sits inn the rubble of a house in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday. A storm system ripped through several states in the central U.S. and left at least 16 dead in a violent start to this year\
    A travel trailer sits inn the rubble o…
  • Residents of Four Corners look at the damage left by a tornado that hit their small community about 20 miles from Louisville, Monday, April 28, 2014. Tornados flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and injured numerous people in Mississippi and Alabama on Monday as a massive, dangerous storm system passed over several states in the South, threatening additional twisters as well as severe thunderstorms, damaging hail and flash floods. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    Residents of Four Corners look at the da…
  • Raella Faulkner, at left, and Bobby McElroy survey what\
    Raella Faulkner, at left, and Bobby McEl…
  • Two men stand in front of a destroyed house in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday. A tornado system ripped through several states in the central U.S. and left at least 17 dead in a violent start to this year\
    Two men stand in front of a destroyed ho…
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A debris trail, bottom, left when a tornado struck a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood, leads from the rows of houses Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday, killing at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
    A debris trail, bottom, left when a to…
  • Teresa Ingram finds a photo album of her daughter\
    Teresa Ingram finds a photo album of her…
  • Stacy Sanders carries materials from his destroyed business on North Gloster Street in Tupelo, Miss., Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)
    Stacy Sanders carries materials from his…
  • An American flag rests on a pillar as damaged buildings are seen in the background on North Gloster Street in Tupelo, Miss., Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)
    An American flag rests on a pillar as da…
  • In this Monday, April 28, 2014 photo taken with a cell phone, Emily Tittle picks through rubble after a tornado stuck Sunday, in Paron, Ark. Tittle said she, her eight siblings and her parents went for safety under the stairs in the two-story house, but only half of them made it before the walls were obliterated by the twister that left just the foundation behind. Her father, Rob Tittle, and two sisters, Tori, 20, and Rebekah, 14, were killed in the storm. (AP Photo/Christina Huynh)
    In this Monday, April 28, 2014 photo tak…
  • In this Monday, April 28, 2014, photo taken with a cell phone, Emily Tittle, right, Jon Zieske, center, and his daughter Leah, left, look through rubble after a tornado stuck Sunday, in Paron, Ark. Tittle said she, her eight siblings and her parents went for safety under the stairs in the two-story house, but only half of them made it before the walls were obliterated by the twister that left just the foundation behind. Her father, Rob Tittle, and two sisters, Tori, 20, and Rebekah, 14, were killed in the storm. (AP Photo/Christina Huynh)
    In this Monday, April 28, 2014, photo ta…
  • A vehicle sits underneath a mobile home that rolled over on it after being destroyed by a tornado at the Highland Trailer Park in the Greefield area of Pearl, Miss., Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Rick Guy)
    A vehicle sits underneath a mobile home …
  • Jake Belt, owner of Southern Athletics, center, and friend Garrett Brunette, remove debris from the heavily damaged studio on Hwy. 475 just south of I-20 in Pearl, Miss., Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Rick Guy)
    Jake Belt, owner of Southern Athletics, …