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Storms Obliterate Southern Communities

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Faye Hyde, right, sits on a mattress in what was her yard Wednesday as she comforts her granddaughter Sierra Goldsmith, 2, in Conord Ala. Their home was completely destroyed.

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Emergency responders search for injured and missing people Wednesday near Warrior River Road and Master's Drive in Concord, Ala.

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An emergency responder combs through the wreckage of a destroyed home after a tornado touched down Wednesday in Smithville, Miss.

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An injured man is carried away after a tornado touched down Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala.

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A large tornado sweeps through Limestone County, south of Athens, Ala., near Stewart Road on Wednesday afternoon.

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Extensive damage is seen Wednesday after a tornado ripped through parts of Concord, Ala.

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A group of emergency volunteers move a body recovered among the devastation in Smithville, Miss., after a tornado destroyed much of the small town on April 27, 2011.

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A commercial business building in downtown Cullman, Ala., crumbles after a tornado touched down Wednesday afternoon.

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Lightning streaks above Cornith Baptist Church in Athens, Ga., as a line of severe thunderstorms sweep across Georgia in the early morning on Thursday.

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Michael Dunn is hugged by his mother, Patricia Dunn, as they stand in the road that lead to his house, which was completely destroyed after a tornado touched down Wednesday in Concord, Ala.

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Rescue workers search a hillside Wednesday after what a tornado ripped devastated parts of Concord, Ala.

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Tamisha Cunningham, who suffered a leg injury when her home was destroyed, looks over the tornado damage near Athens, Ala., on Wednesday while waiting for medical care.

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Residents remove their possessions from the remains of their tornado damaged home near Bond, Miss., on Wednesday.

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People stand outside the Saint Mary Primitive Baptist Church that was totally destroyed when a tornado hit Pratt Cit,y just north of downtown Birmingham, on Wednesday.

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An injured person is removed from the Masters Drive area of Concord, Ala., after a tornado ripped through parts of the town late Wednesday.

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John Segars' Heating and Air was destroyed in Concord, Ala., in the storm.

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Willie Hyde holds 2-year-old granddaughter Sierra Goldsmith near where their house stood in Concord Ala., after a tornado obliterated it Wednesday.

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Rescue workers tend to an injured person in Concord, Ala., on Wednesday.

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Concord Fire and Rescue personnel run toward a large downed tree that was blocking Warrior River Road in Concord, Ala., after a tornado touched down Wednesday.

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The remains of Hill's Carpet Center in Concord Ala., are seen after a tornado ripped through parts of the town late Wednesday

AP/Birmingham News

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A car lies overturned and buildings destroyed in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after a wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday.

AP/Tuscaloosa News

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An Alabama National Guard vehicle patrols the streets in downtown Cullman, Ala., after a tornado touched down Wednesday afternoon.

AP/Decatur Daily

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Chase Spradlin, right, comforts Judy Cook after a tornado destroyed her Concord, Ala., home Wednesday.

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Concrete steps lead to an empty space where a mobile home had sat in Preston, Miss., on Wednesday. The home and one next to it were blown about 100 feet away into a cow pasture. Three related women died at the site.

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