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Tornadoes Ravage Midwest Leaving 13 Dead and Many Injured

A powerful storm system that spawned several tornadoes ripped through parts of the Midwest early Wednesday morning, leaving millions of dollars of damage and at least 13 people dead in its wake. Early damage photos are showing that the devastation ranges from mild to severe.

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‘Heroic’ Social Worker Tried to Save Lives in Joplin Tornado, Now Denied Workman’s Comp

A social worker in a group home for the disabled almost lost his life trying to save residents when a tornado decimated much of Joplin, Missouri this spring. Now, his company’s insurance provider is denying him workman’s compensation.

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U.S. Army Photo, John Daves
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UAE Donates $1 Million to Joplin, MO Students Affected By Tornado

The United Arab Emirates has pledged up to $1 million to provide new Apple laptops to high school students in Joplin, Mo.

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Elephant Helps Clean Up Joplin Tornado Mess [VIDEO]

You may have heard stories about an elephant helping with the cleanup in Joplin.  Here's the evidence.

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Joplin Tornado Captured On Home Security Camera [VIDEO]

Here's a video of the Joplin tornado captured on a home security camera.  The video starts slow like most storms but has a big finish.

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Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
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Tornado Ravaged States Pray For Recovery

In the wake of the recent tornadoes across the midwest, these states are praying for a break in the severe weather while the begin clean up and recovery. In Amarillo, we have not had to deal with the severe storms as of yet this year, but we have had our own issues. While others pray for sunshine and warm weather, Amarillo and surrounding areas pray for rain. A hearts and prayers go out to those who have lost homes, lives and loved ones in the recent tornado outbreaks across the country.

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Deadly Tornados Tear Through Oklahoma, Arkansas & Kansas [VIDEO]

Multiple Tornadoes tear through the midwest last night killing  people in their path. Oklahoma City was hit hard and is reporting 8 dead in multiple tornadoes to hit the city and suburbs.

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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More Dangerous Weather Expected In Joplin MO After 117 Die In Monster Tornado

As people in Joplin sift through the rubble of their destroyed city in rescue efforts and recovery, the weather center has braced them for even more severe weather expected to hit the area. While here in Amarillo we have not had to deal with these severe weather conditions this year, we are trying to recover from a terrible drought and the wildfire threat is at an all time high. I really don't know which is worse.

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5 First-Person Tornado Videos From Joplin, MO
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5 First-Person Tornado Videos From Joplin, MO [GRAPHIC LANGUAGE]

The tornado that slammed Joplin, MO on May 22, like the others around the country recently, has resulted in stunning first-person video accounts. With the popularity of video capability on smartphones (not to mention digital cameras) we are now not only seeing the damage closer than ever, but we are also seeing what it's like to wait for the storm, then experience it.

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Joplin MO Flattened By Monster Tornado
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89 Killed In Deadly Tornadoes In Joplin MO

Another killer storm leaves the town of Joplin MO demolished and 89 dead. This is the beginning of storm season and there seems to be no break. Huge storms spawning multiple tornadoes sprouting up all across the midwest on a regular basis have been menacing large portions of the rural and city populations.

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