Deadly Tornadoes Rip Through the South

A storm system producing more than 50 tornado reports in 24 hours has killed more than 30 people in Alabama and Mississippi. Click through to see photos from the wreckage.

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Dustin Shaw lifts debris as he searches through what is left of his sister's house at Parkwood Meadows neighborhood in Vilonia, Ark., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. A tornado struck the town late Sunday.
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A volunteer helps burn debris from a destroyed house in Vilonia, Ark., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. A tornado struck the town late Sunday. Along stretches of damaged houses in both towns, volunteers with chain saws cleared trees from across homes, driveways and streets.
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Micki Muir, right, and her friend Sue Ellen Jackson walk past the remains of Muir's mother's house as they continue cleanup from Monday's twister, which destroyed more than 300 buildings as it ripped a half-mile-wide path through Louisville, Miss., Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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Tyson Foods workers continue tornado cleanup at Wilkes Farm,d in Noxapater, Miss., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The farm raises broilers for Tyson and each house has 28, 500 chickens. Several poultry raising farms near Louisville were damaged or destroyed by tornadoes Monday.
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Friends, seen through debris, comfort each other at the site of a a home destroyed by Sunday's tornado, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. Deadly tornadoes ripped through the region April 27, leaving more than 30 dead.
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An automobile lies upside down outside one of several tornado damaged apartment units in south Louisville, Miss., Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Numerous businesses, residences and the community hospital were destroyed or heavily damaged after a tornado hit the east Mississippi community Monday. Louisville is the county seat and home to about 6,600 people.
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A Louisville, Miss., resident walks past a storage shed flipped by a tornado that landed on a car, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Monday's tornado destroyed or heavily damaged numerous businesses, residences and the community hospital. Louisville is the county seat and home to about 6,600 people.
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Dan Wassman looks at the debris at the homesite of his son, also named Dan Wassum, who was killed when a tornado destroyed his home April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas.
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Friends and family sift through debris at the home of Daniel Wassom after his house was destroyed.Find out why U.S Spawns the most twisters on earth on NBC News.
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Tornado damaged automobiles clutter the parking lot of the Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014. Find out what its like to drive into a tornado. Watch video at NBC News.
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Destiny Simmons sits in the rubble of her home that was destroyed as she talks on a cell phone, Monday, April 28, 2014.
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Children play on a mangled trampoline near the home of their grandparents, Gayla and Gary Evatt who lived off Naylor Road in Vilonia, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday. The Evatts said the trampoline and their home, survived the tornado in 2011, but this year both weren't so lucky.
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Raella Faulkner, at left, and Bobby McElroy survey what's left of their home Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town of Vilonia, Ark. late Sunday. The couple rode out the storm safely in a nearby storm shelter.
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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.
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A tornado's path is seen in an aerial photo made over Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014.
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Volunteers begin clean up following yesterday's tornado in Quapaw, Okla., Monday, April 28, 2014.
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Tim Harmon, sales manager at Mayflower RV in Mayflower, Ark., picks up a piece of debris at the storm-damaged dealership Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
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Connie Krehel looks through debris after her home was hit.
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Esmeralda, left and Craig Stanford help a friend clean up his North Gloster Street Texaco gas station and quick stop in Tupelo, Miss, after a tornado touched down on Monday, April 28, 2014.
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Nursing home personnel assist a resident as she is wheeled to a waiting bus outside a Louisville, Miss., nursing home, Monday, April 28, 2014 after the facility and the Winston Medical Center next door were heavily damaged.
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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.
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Jimmy Sullinger, sits and watches lightning as a storm approaches the gas station where he works on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Berry, Ala.
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Sherry Lee, left, and her daughter-in-law Amanda Lee react after finding family photos among the ruins of Sherry Lee's home on Cemetery Street on Monday, April 28, 2014.
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A home damaged by a tornado stands without a roof in Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014.
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A flag hangs from a car damaged and resting in debris after a tornado struck the area, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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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
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Residents and friends sift through debris after a tornado struck the area, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark.
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Justin Shaw, left, helps Nick Conway erect a pale-shift flag pole at his home that was destroyed by a tornado, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark.
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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.
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Justin Shaw, left, helps Nick Conway erect a make-shift flag pole at his home that was destroyed by a tornado, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark.
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