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Tornadoes now targeting big swaths of the United States

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 00:42

Feb. 21 - Storms damaged schools and other buildings throughout the U.S.'s Midwest and Southeast states. Jennifer Davis reports.

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A new weather system stretching from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic is bringing tornadoes, strong winds and rain to much of the country. In Alabama, high winds tossed semi-trailers around like toys, overturned trucks and damaged homes and apartments. In Tennessee a high school gym in Gainesboro was damaged overnight. A Wisconsin barn complex was destroyed and this system also spawned tornadoes in the Midwest. ((SOUNDBITE)) TOM BARGER, STORM WITNESS SAYING: "We laid on our stomachs and held onto a metal gate. Before long the building was completely gone that was on top of us." Thunderstorms and more tornadoes are possible Friday from the Gulf Coast to Maine.

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Tornadoes now targeting big swaths of the United States

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 00:42