Assessing the damage in Coble, Tennessee after a large storm system packing high winds, hail and several tornadoes tore across a wide swath of the South and Midwest US on Wednesday.
Hickman County Sheriff, Cody Woods helps in the clean up operation in Coble, after the wet, windy and wild weather swept through.
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A storm-wracked Subway sandwich store in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. Forecasters estimated the peak wind speed to be 185kph, qualifying the tornado as an EF-2 twister.
Metal siding is wrapped around a car that was inside a garage workshop in Mount Juliet. The storm system spawned at least seven tornadoes as it moved through the state.
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The violent storm severely damaged a Tennessee newspaper distribution centre. The path of the damage was about 150 metres wide.
A Tree branch hangs from power lines after the tornado touched down causing minor damage to homes and knocking out power in Ashland City, Tennessee.
A tornado moves through the town of Adairsville, Georgia. The storm which roared across northwest Georgia has left overturned vehicles on interstate 75 northwest of Atlanta.
A truck and trailer rest on the highway after the tornado tore through Adairsville. Emergency crews responded to numerous reports of people trapped in storm-damaged buildings.
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This supermarket owner tries to salvage what he can from his store in Adairsville.
Residents inspect the damage to their homes. Sections of this man's tin roof were torn off on Wednesday in Ashland City, Tennessee.
This young man gathers some personal items from his home following Wednesday's tornado in Adairsville.
This car owner surveys his overturned vehicle after a tornado picked it up from the parking lot where he was working across the street and dumped it in the middle of the road.
A severe storm ripped through a small part of the Saline County town reducing this house in East Walker Avenue in Galatia, Illinois to rubble.
Workers remove portions of a tree that went through a trailer on West Walker Avenue in Galatia. Many trees where ripped down by the storm, causing widespread damage.
An elder at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Rogersville, Alabama talks about the damage to the roof as he walks around the church steeple that was blown off the building.
This resident is left assessing the damage from several tall trees that fell on his house early on Wednesday.
Morning commuters make their way along Dodge Street in Omaha, Nebraska after the storm system brought snow and wind to the state, closing schools and leaving major highways shut down.
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Many schools were closed in Iowa and Nebraska and portions of major highways had to be shut down.
Taking a break from shovelling the snow, this pet owner plays frisbee with her dog who seems to have no trouble getting off the icy ground.
This man was well prepared for the weather, and uses a snow blower to clear the pavement in front of his home in Omaha, Nebraska.
This youngster makes a snow angel outside her home in Madison, Wisconsin. The National Weather Service had posted a winter storm warning for much of the state.