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<p>Workers clear debris and look for treasured articles at Darwin Henry's house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Workers clear debris and look for treasured articles at Darwin Henry's house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Workers clear debris and look for treasured articles at Darwin Henry's house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A worker at Mayflower RV retrieves wheels from a trailer that was destroyed in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

A worker at Mayflower RV retrieves wheels from a trailer that was destroyed in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A worker at Mayflower RV retrieves wheels from a trailer that was destroyed in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A homeowner climbs over debris that belonged to her house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

A homeowner climbs over debris that belonged to her house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A homeowner climbs over debris that belonged to her house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A worker pushes water out of the North Jefferson Middle School after a tornado took off part of the roof of the gym at the school in Kimberly, Alabama, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry</p>

A worker pushes water out of the North Jefferson Middle School after a tornado took off part of the roof of the gym at the school in Kimberly, Alabama, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

A worker pushes water out of the North Jefferson Middle School after a tornado took off part of the roof of the gym at the school in Kimberly, Alabama, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

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<p>People wait on the phone with an insurance adjuster outside their destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

People wait on the phone with an insurance adjuster outside their destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People wait on the phone with an insurance adjuster outside their destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Theresa Long stands outside her destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. Long said she painted the sign on the wall to let her friends know she was ok after not being able to get on Facebook to tell them of her survival. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Theresa Long stands outside her destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. Long said she painted the sign on the wall to let her friends know she was ok after not being able to get on Facebook to tell them of her survival. REUTERS/Carlo...more

Theresa Long stands outside her destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. Long said she painted the sign on the wall to let her friends know she was ok after not being able to get on Facebook to tell them of her survival. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Theresa Long reacts inside her destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Theresa Long reacts inside her destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Theresa Long reacts inside her destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Workers clear debris from what used to be the kitchen and look for treasured articles at Darwin Henry's house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Workers clear debris from what used to be the kitchen and look for treasured articles at Darwin Henry's house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Workers clear debris from what used to be the kitchen and look for treasured articles at Darwin Henry's house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A worker at Mayflower RV retrieves wheels from a trailer that was destroyed in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

A worker at Mayflower RV retrieves wheels from a trailer that was destroyed in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A worker at Mayflower RV retrieves wheels from a trailer that was destroyed in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Billy Upton holds a U.S. flag after moving it from a portion of a building that was being torn down at Mayflower RV in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. A storm system that killed more than 20 people continued its march across a large swath of the U.S. Southeast, packing baseball-sized hail, damaging winds and the threat of more tornadoes, meteorologists said. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Billy Upton holds a U.S. flag after moving it from a portion of a building that was being torn down at Mayflower RV in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. A storm system that killed more than 20 people continued its march across a large swath of the...more

Billy Upton holds a U.S. flag after moving it from a portion of a building that was being torn down at Mayflower RV in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. A storm system that killed more than 20 people continued its march across a large swath of the U.S. Southeast, packing baseball-sized hail, damaging winds and the threat of more tornadoes, meteorologists said. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>The Kimberly Church of God is seen after it was hit by a tornado in Kimberly, Alabama, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry</p>

The Kimberly Church of God is seen after it was hit by a tornado in Kimberly, Alabama, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

The Kimberly Church of God is seen after it was hit by a tornado in Kimberly, Alabama, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

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<p>The Kimberly fire department is seen destroyed after being hit by a tornado in Kimberly, Alabama, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry</p>

The Kimberly fire department is seen destroyed after being hit by a tornado in Kimberly, Alabama, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

The Kimberly fire department is seen destroyed after being hit by a tornado in Kimberly, Alabama, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

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<p>Lighting strikes from a TVS (tornadic vortex signature) storm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins</p>

Lighting strikes from a TVS (tornadic vortex signature) storm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Lighting strikes from a TVS (tornadic vortex signature) storm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

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<p>A house on Dunbarton Oaks Circle stands without its upper floor behind Lost Pizza Co. after a tornado went through the area in Tupelo, Mississippi April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lauren Wood</p>

A house on Dunbarton Oaks Circle stands without its upper floor behind Lost Pizza Co. after a tornado went through the area in Tupelo, Mississippi April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lauren Wood

A house on Dunbarton Oaks Circle stands without its upper floor behind Lost Pizza Co. after a tornado went through the area in Tupelo, Mississippi April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lauren Wood

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<p>Debris from the roof of a house on Dunbarton Oaks Circle lies on the street behind Lost Pizza Co. after a tornado went through the area in Tupelo, Mississippi April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lauren Wood</p>

Debris from the roof of a house on Dunbarton Oaks Circle lies on the street behind Lost Pizza Co. after a tornado went through the area in Tupelo, Mississippi April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lauren Wood

Debris from the roof of a house on Dunbarton Oaks Circle lies on the street behind Lost Pizza Co. after a tornado went through the area in Tupelo, Mississippi April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lauren Wood

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<p>A U.S. flag sticks out the window of a damaged hot rod car in a suburban area after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

A U.S. flag sticks out the window of a damaged hot rod car in a suburban area after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A U.S. flag sticks out the window of a damaged hot rod car in a suburban area after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A mattress is stuck in a tree after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

A mattress is stuck in a tree after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A mattress is stuck in a tree after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>People sift through the rubble of what is left of homes after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

People sift through the rubble of what is left of homes after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People sift through the rubble of what is left of homes after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A resident makes his way down Jackson Street and away from the tornado damaged area in Tupelo, Mississippi April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Wells</p>

A resident makes his way down Jackson Street and away from the tornado damaged area in Tupelo, Mississippi April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Wells

A resident makes his way down Jackson Street and away from the tornado damaged area in Tupelo, Mississippi April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Wells

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<p>An upturned truck lies under a tree that has lost most of its branches, following a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas, at sunset April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

An upturned truck lies under a tree that has lost most of its branches, following a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas, at sunset April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

An upturned truck lies under a tree that has lost most of its branches, following a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas, at sunset April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Residents go through the rubble of their home, one day after it was destroyed by a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Residents go through the rubble of their home, one day after it was destroyed by a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Residents go through the rubble of their home, one day after it was destroyed by a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>The sun sets over debris and damages after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

The sun sets over debris and damages after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The sun sets over debris and damages after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A family safe room is pictured at sunset following a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

A family safe room is pictured at sunset following a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A family safe room is pictured at sunset following a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>People sift through the rubble of what is left of homes after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

People sift through the rubble of what is left of homes after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People sift through the rubble of what is left of homes after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Police officers drive through a suburban area as they enforce a curfew after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Police officers drive through a suburban area as they enforce a curfew after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Police officers drive through a suburban area as they enforce a curfew after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>U.S. flags are lined up behind a church after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

U.S. flags are lined up behind a church after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

U.S. flags are lined up behind a church after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>First In Video news video photographer Brad Mack covers the damage seen after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins</p>

First In Video news video photographer Brad Mack covers the damage seen after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

First In Video news video photographer Brad Mack covers the damage seen after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

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<p>Debris hangs from a tree after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins</p>

Debris hangs from a tree after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Debris hangs from a tree after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

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<p>Business owners look over the damage after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins</p>

Business owners look over the damage after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Business owners look over the damage after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

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<p>Men use boards as paddles as they search though the debris of what is left of homes in a lake after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Men use boards as paddles as they search though the debris of what is left of homes in a lake after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Men use boards as paddles as they search though the debris of what is left of homes in a lake after a tornado hit the town of Vilonia, Arkansas, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Business owners look over damage after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins</p>

Business owners look over damage after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Business owners look over damage after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

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<p>Debris is seen at a damaged business after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins</p>

Debris is seen at a damaged business after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Debris is seen at a damaged business after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

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<p>An overturned vehicle is seen amid debris after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins</p>

An overturned vehicle is seen amid debris after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

An overturned vehicle is seen amid debris after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

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<p>A damaged house is seen after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins</p>

A damaged house is seen after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A damaged house is seen after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

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