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Severe storms slam the US
Severe winter storms leave trail of destruction in South, while snow forces schools and highways to shut in Midwest.
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 12:28


Butch Dill/AP
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.


Butch Dill/AP
Hickman County Sheriff, Cody Woods helps in the clean up operation in Coble, after the wet, windy and wild weather swept through.


Kristin M. Hall/AP
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.


Shelley Mays/AP
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.


Kristin M. Hall/AP
The violent storm severely damaged a Tennessee newspaper distribution centre. The path of the damage was about 150 metres wide.


Mark Zaleski/AP
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.


AP/AP
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.


AP/AP
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.


Jason Getz / AJC/AP
This supermarket owner tries to salvage what he can from his store in Adairsville.


Mark Zaleski/AP
Residents inspect the damage to their homes. Sections of this man's tin roof were torn off on Wednesday in Ashland City, Tennessee.


David Goldman/AP
This young man gathers some personal items from his home following Wednesday's tornado in Adairsville.


David Goldman/AP
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.


Paul Newton/AP
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.


Paul Newton/AP
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.


Matt McKean/AP
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.


Rob Goebel/AP
This resident is left assessing the damage from several tall trees that fell on his house early on Wednesday.


Matt Miller/AP
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.


James R. Burnett/AP
Many schools were closed in Iowa and Nebraska and portions of major highways had to be shut down.


Amber Arnold/AP
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.


BRYNN ANDERSON/AP
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.


Amber Arnold/AP
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.



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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.;*;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.;*;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.;*;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.;*;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. Daylife ID:
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US storms and tornadoeshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoesA massive storm tore across several states in US South and Midwest on Wednesday, unleashing tornadoes and dangerous winds that flipped cars and destroyed homes and businesses.en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:36:30 GMTThu, 31 Jan 2013 12:01:54 GMTUSweathertornadostormsnowfallTennessee tornadohttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0fyD1Q0cjE7i6

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0fyD1Q0cjE7i6Butch DillAPAP Photo

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.

Tennessee tornado
Hickman hammeringhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0cpC1hAgB54vr

Hickman County Sheriff, Cody Woods helps in the clean up operation in Coble, after the wet, windy and wild weather swept through.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:48:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0cpC1hAgB54vrButch DillAPAP Photo

Hickman County Sheriff, Cody Woods helps in the clean up operation in Coble, after the wet, windy and wild weather swept through.

Hickman hammering
A takeaway twisterhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=01zPbl6ebv2jx

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:22:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=01zPbl6ebv2jxKristin M. HallAPAP Photo

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.

A takeaway twister
Gift wrappedhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=00Ob9s1egb2Mh

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:52:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=00Ob9s1egb2MhShelley MaysAPAP Photo

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.

Gift wrapped
Quick deliveryhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=071Q19z2tS5IE

The violent storm severely damaged a Tennessee newspaper distribution centre. The path of the damage was about 150 metres wide.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:26:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=071Q19z2tS5IEKristin M. HallAPAP Photo

The violent storm severely damaged a Tennessee newspaper distribution centre. The path of the damage was about 150 metres wide.

Quick delivery
Off it's treehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0erZ9Zs6pN6tp

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:16:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0erZ9Zs6pN6tpMark ZaleskiAPAP Photo

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.

Off it's tree
Twist and shouthttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0b0s7kp2TS4Vz

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0b0s7kp2TS4VzAPAPAP Photo

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.

Twist and shout
Whipe-outhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=01v95pvg5b3gm

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=01v95pvg5b3gmAPAPAP Photo

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.

Whipe-out
Closed until further noticehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=04Dq6ShdP04OZ

This supermarket owner tries to salvage what he can from his store in Adairsville.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=04Dq6ShdP04OZJason Getz / AJCAPAP Photo

This supermarket owner tries to salvage what he can from his store in Adairsville.

Closed until further notice
Stripped barehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0fnN6U6ak01W8

Residents inspect the damage to their homes. Sections of this man's tin roof were torn off on Wednesday in Ashland City, Tennessee.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0fnN6U6ak01W8Mark ZaleskiAPAP Photo

Residents inspect the damage to their homes. Sections of this man's tin roof were torn off on Wednesday in Ashland City, Tennessee.

Stripped bare
Picking up the pieceshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0cja5dE64962o

This young man gathers some personal items from his home following Wednesday's tornado in Adairsville.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:14:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0cja5dE64962oDavid GoldmanAPAP Photo

This young man gathers some personal items from his home following Wednesday's tornado in Adairsville.

Picking up the pieces
Roll with ithttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=01Zidup8DB1Jh

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:02:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=01Zidup8DB1JhDavid GoldmanAPAP Photo

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.

Roll with it
An ill wind blows through Illinoishttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=09EPebDe9D24s

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:55:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=09EPebDe9D24sPaul NewtonAPAP Photo

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.

An ill wind blows through Illinois
West Walker windhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=06b3evD1MB3U4

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=06b3evD1MB3U4Paul NewtonAPAP Photo

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.

West Walker wind
Steeple jackedhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0fQv4lCd5t3Ab

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:02:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0fQv4lCd5t3AbMatt McKeanAPAP Photo

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.

Steeple jacked
The great escapehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=010XfAk5D39K7

This resident is left assessing the damage from several tall trees that fell on his house early on Wednesday.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=010XfAk5D39K7Rob GoebelAPAP Photo

This resident is left assessing the damage from several tall trees that fell on his house early on Wednesday.

The great escape
Winter wacks Iowa and Nebraskahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=04Yt21IgbO1dp

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 07:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=04Yt21IgbO1dpMatt MillerAPAP Photo

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.

Winter wacks Iowa and Nebraska
Slow goinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0gqq5DVglw5Ln

Many schools were closed in Iowa and Nebraska and portions of major highways had to be shut down.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0gqq5DVglw5LnJames R. BurnettAPAP Photo

Many schools were closed in Iowa and Nebraska and portions of major highways had to be shut down.

Slow going
Wintry Wisconsinhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0b6y1hZa2ng2P

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0b6y1hZa2ng2PAmber ArnoldAPAP Photo

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.

Wintry Wisconsin
Blowing in the windhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=01qYb2s6MQeDQ

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 07:58:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=01qYb2s6MQeDQBRYNN ANDERSONAPAP Photo

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.

Blowing in the wind
Angel in the snowhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0c8S8pT9GHcaj

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.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-storms-and-tornadoes?image_id=0c8S8pT9GHcajAmber ArnoldAPAP Photo

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.

Angel in the snow


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