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Tornadoes that ripped through the central U.S. killed several people on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

  • Traffic passes on Interstate 40 between destroyed businesses in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014.

    Danny Johnston / The Associated Press

    Traffic passes on Interstate 40 between destroyed businesses in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014.

  • A debris trail, bottom, left when a tornado struck a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood, leads from the rows of houses Monday, April 28, 2014.

    Danny Johnston / The Associated Press

    A debris trail, bottom, left when a tornado struck a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood, leads from the rows of houses Monday, April 28, 2014.

  • A storm-damaged convenience store, center, sits among rubble along U.S. Highway 64 in Vilonia, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday.

    Danny Johnston / The Associated Press

    A storm-damaged convenience store, center, sits among rubble along U.S. Highway 64 in Vilonia, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday.

  • A Highway Police car patrols a neighborhood in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014.

    Danny Johnston / The Associated Press

    A Highway Police car patrols a neighborhood in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014.

  • A twisted power distribution line tower is crumpled on the ground near Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday.

    Danny Johnston / The Associated Press

    A twisted power distribution line tower is crumpled on the ground near Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday.

  • A tornado-damaged home awaits clean up and repairs after a Sunday tornado in Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014.

    Orlin Wagner / The Associated Press

    A tornado-damaged home awaits clean up and repairs after a Sunday tornado in Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014.

  • A home is covered by debris from a tornado in Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014.

    Orlin Wagner / The Associated Press

    A home is covered by debris from a tornado in Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014.

  • A home damaged by a tornado stands without a roof in Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014.

    Orlin Wagner / The Associated Press

    A home damaged by a tornado stands without a roof in Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014.

  • Two men stand in front of a destroyed house in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday.

    Danny Johnston / The Associated Press

    Two men stand in front of a destroyed house in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday.

  • Homes and businesses are wrecked in downton Vilonia, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday.

    Danny Johnston / The Associated Press

    Homes and businesses are wrecked in downton Vilonia, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday.

  • A tornado's path is seen in an aerial photo made over Baxter Springs, Kan.

    Orlin Wagner / The Associated Press

    A tornado's path is seen in an aerial photo made over Baxter Springs, Kan.

  • A tornado's path is seen in an aerial photo made over Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014.

    Orlin Wagner / The Associated Press

    A tornado's path is seen in an aerial photo made over Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014.

  • A trail of debris, bottom, leads along the path of a tornado-devastated neighborhood in Vilonia, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday.

    Danny Johnston / The Associated Press

    A trail of debris, bottom, leads along the path of a tornado-devastated neighborhood in Vilonia, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday.

  • John Ward, an automobile and RV dealer, looks at damage to one of his trucks in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday, after a tornado struck.

    DANNY JOHNSTON / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    John Ward, an automobile and RV dealer, looks at damage to one of his trucks in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday, after a tornado struck.

  • A man surveys the scene following a tornado touchdown in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday. A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning several tornadoes, including one in a small northeastern Oklahoma city and another that carved a path of destruction through several northern suburbs of Little Rock, Ark.

    JAMES BRYANT / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A man surveys the scene following a tornado touchdown in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday. A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning several tornadoes, including one in a small northeastern Oklahoma city and another that carved a path of destruction through several northern suburbs of Little Rock, Ark.

  • First responders, volunteers and firemen gather on Main Street in Quapaw, Okla., after a tornado struck the city on Sunday evening.

    GARY CROW / TULSA WORLD / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    First responders, volunteers and firemen gather on Main Street in Quapaw, Okla., after a tornado struck the city on Sunday evening.

  • Quapaw, Okla., residents survey the damage in a residential neighbourhood struck by a tornado on Sunday evening.

    GARY CROW / TULSA WORLD / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Quapaw, Okla., residents survey the damage in a residential neighbourhood struck by a tornado on Sunday evening.

  • Travel trailers and motor homes are piled on top of each other at Mayflower RV in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday, after a powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning tornadoes.

    DANNY JOHNSTON / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Travel trailers and motor homes are piled on top of each other at Mayflower RV in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday, after a powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning tornadoes.

  • A man walks past a wrecked automobile and RV on Interstate 40 in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday.

    DANNY JOHNSTON / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A man walks past a wrecked automobile and RV on Interstate 40 in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday.

  • Twisted trees and power lines remain in a residential block near Military Avenue following a tornado in Baxter Springs, Kan., Sunday.

    ROGER NOMER / THE JOPLIN GLOBE / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Twisted trees and power lines remain in a residential block near Military Avenue following a tornado in Baxter Springs, Kan., Sunday.

  • A K-9 rescue unit walks along Military Street in Baxter Springs, Kan., as they survey the damage from Sunday's tornado.

    ROGER NOMER / THE JOPLIN GLOBE / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A K-9 rescue unit walks along Military Street in Baxter Springs, Kan., as they survey the damage from Sunday's tornado.

  • A police officer talks to people at 15th and Military following Sunday's tornado in Baxter Springs, Kan.

    ROGER NOMER / THE JOPLIN GLOBE / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A police officer talks to people at 15th and Military following Sunday's tornado in Baxter Springs, Kan.

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