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A resident looks through piles of debris, insulation and home furnishings to see if anything is salvageable at a mobile home park in Rolling Fork, Miss., on Saturday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Cleanup efforts were underway in Winterset, Iowa, on Sunday, March 6, 2022, after a tornado tore through an area southwest of town on Saturday. Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register/via AP hide caption

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Patti Herring sobs as she sorts through the remains of her home in Fultondale, Ala., on Tuesday, after her house was destroyed by a tornado. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

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Rain obscures the view of a tornado on May 28 in Lawrence, Kan. Kyle Rivas/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Know How Tornadoes Form, But They Are Hard To Predict

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Jessica Rodgers and neighbor Ray Arellana carry a stroller carrying Rodgers' sister Sophia Rodgers over downed power lines as they head to Rodgers' mother's apartment to check on damage on Thursday after a tornado tore though Jefferson City, Mo., late Wednesday. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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First responders walk through a neighborhood heavily damaged by a tornado the day before in Beauregard, Ala., on Monday. The death toll from the storm stands at 23, with victims ranging in age from 6 to 93. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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On Tuesday, a tornado tore through New Orleans East, causing destruction to a neighborhood hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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After Tornado, Families In New Orleans Begin Rebuilding Once Again

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A map from the National Weather Service shows tornado reports (red T), wind reports (blue W) and hail reports (green H) for Tuesday. More than 20 tornadoes were reported as a powerful storm system moved through the Southeast. Zoom in on the map here. National Weather Service/Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Bo Sailor watches Thursday as high surf crashes into the seawall before spilling onto Channel Drive in Montecito, Calif. An ocean-water-quality advisory was issued for the area after a number of December and early-January storms pummeled Southern California with heavy rainfall. Mike Eliason/AP hide caption

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U.S. Weather Wet And Wild In 2015, Though No Big Hurricanes

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You don't have to be outdoors to be hurt or injured by a nearby lightning strike, like this one in New Mexico. The pain for survivors can be lifelong. Marko Korosec/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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'When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors' To Best Avoid Lightning's Pain

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Tornadoes killed at least 17 people on Sunday and Monday. But some managed to stay safe in underground shelters like the one at right in Vilonia, Ark. Karen E. Segrave/AP hide caption

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A happy twist of events: Jacob Montgomery and Dexter are reunited. Courtesy of the Illinois National Guard hide caption

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Barbara Garcia, right, sits with friends after a tornado destroyed much of their neighborhood in Moore, Okla. During an interview with CBS, Garcia found her dog buried in the wreckage of her house. Brett Deering/Getty Images hide caption

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