Photos: Storm Sweeps The South

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  • Gail Gilland, 58, holds her 6-month-old grandson, Major Sealey, amid the wreckage of her home in Bethel, Va., Friday. Gilland survived a tornado early Thursday morning by hiding under her bed and riding out the storm while her husband, James, was trapped in the hallway.
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    Gail Gilland, 58, holds her 6-month-old grandson, Major Sealey, amid the wreckage of her home in Bethel, Va., Friday. Gilland survived a tornado early Thursday morning by hiding under her bed and riding out the storm while her husband, James, was trapped in the hallway.
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  • President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama tour tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday.
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    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama tour tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday.
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  • Residents clean up storm damage in Bethel, Va., on Friday.
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    Residents clean up storm damage in Bethel, Va., on Friday.
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  • An aerial view shows the tornado damage spread over a half-mile wide path in Pleasant Grove, Ala., Thursday.
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    An aerial view shows the tornado damage spread over a half-mile wide path in Pleasant Grove, Ala., Thursday.
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  • A damaged truck is covered in graffiti in a tornado-ravaged area near Rainsville, Ala., Thursday. At least 32 people died in Dekalb County, when the tornado struck on Wednesday.
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    A damaged truck is covered in graffiti in a tornado-ravaged area near Rainsville, Ala., Thursday. At least 32 people died in Dekalb County, when the tornado struck on Wednesday.
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  • Residents wander the streets near downtown Tuscaloosa surveying the damage on Thursday. President Obama is headed to the area today. The tornado that touched down in Tuscaloosa was estimated to be one mile wide.
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    Residents wander the streets near downtown Tuscaloosa surveying the damage on Thursday. President Obama is headed to the area today. The tornado that touched down in Tuscaloosa was estimated to be one mile wide.
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  • Downed traffic lights are seen near I-81 following a tornado in Glade Spring, Va. Several homes and truck-stops along I-81 were severly damaged.
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    Downed traffic lights are seen near I-81 following a tornado in Glade Spring, Va. Several homes and truck-stops along I-81 were severly damaged.
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  • A tornado-damaged home is seen in Ringgold, Ga., on Thursday, after devastating tornadoes ripped through the area.
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    A tornado-damaged home is seen in Ringgold, Ga., on Thursday, after devastating tornadoes ripped through the area.
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  • The sun sets on the devastated Rosedale community in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Thursday.
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    The sun sets on the devastated Rosedale community in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Thursday.
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  • Firefighters search the rubble of a home in the Alberta City section of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Thursday.
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    Firefighters search the rubble of a home in the Alberta City section of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Thursday.
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  • Kelly Giddens (right) helps University of Alabama law student Daniel Hinton remove belongings from his destroyed home in the Cedar Crest neighborhood of Tuscaloosa.
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    Kelly Giddens (right) helps University of Alabama law student Daniel Hinton remove belongings from his destroyed home in the Cedar Crest neighborhood of Tuscaloosa.
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  • Sal Merritt and Edrich Barnes rest outside the remains of Alberta Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa.
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    Sal Merritt and Edrich Barnes rest outside the remains of Alberta Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa.
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  • A police aerial photo shows damaged buildings in Glade Spring, Va.
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    A police aerial photo shows damaged buildings in Glade Spring, Va.
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  • An American flag flies atop a destroyed pickup truck outside the remains of the town hall in Smithville, Miss.
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    An American flag flies atop a destroyed pickup truck outside the remains of the town hall in Smithville, Miss.
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  • Destroyed homes in the Cedar Crest neighborhood of Tuscaloosa are surrounded by debris.
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    Destroyed homes in the Cedar Crest neighborhood of Tuscaloosa are surrounded by debris.
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  • Tiffany Wood carries clothes from her home, a day after a tornado hit Pleasant Grove, Ala.
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    Tiffany Wood carries clothes from her home, a day after a tornado hit Pleasant Grove, Ala.
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  • Destroyed cars line the streets of Pleasant Grove.
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    Destroyed cars line the streets of Pleasant Grove.
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  • Concrete steps lead to the footprint of a mobile home that was ripped away by a tornado in Preston, Miss.
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    Concrete steps lead to the footprint of a mobile home that was ripped away by a tornado in Preston, Miss.
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