US Midwest Hit By Second Powerful Tornadoes In A Week

4 03 2012

A tree blocks Ford Chapel Road in Harvest, Ala., after a reported tornado passed through the area early Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Bob Gathany)

Powerful storms stretching from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico caused powerful tornadoes late Friday.

This is the second powerful tornado outbreak this week.

The powerful tornadoes flattened buildings in several states, badly hit two Indiana towns and killing at least one person in Southern Georgia.

At least 39 people were killed by the Friday disaster.

Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Kansas were hit by storms and powerful tornadoes from late Tuesday through Wednesday.

The Marysville Indiana Community Center sustained heavy damage after a tornado passed through, Friday, March 2, 2012 in Marysville, Ind. Powerful storms stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes flattened buildings in several states, wrecked two Indiana towns and bred anxiety across a wide swath of the country in the second powerful tornado outbreak this week. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Sam Upshaw Jr.)

Downed power lines and debris caused by a reported tornado lie along Yarbrough Road, Friday, March 2, 2012, in Harvest, Ala. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Bob Gathany)

The Plant Place greenhouse lies destroyed after a reported tornado came through Toney, Ala., Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Eric Schultz)

An aerial view of the town in the wake of a tornado in Marysville, Indiana March 3, 2012. Rescue teams and residents combed through storm-wrecked towns to assess damage on Saturday from a chain of tornadoes that cut a 1,000-mile swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico in the U.S., as the death toll crept up to at least 37 people. REUTERS/Aaron Bernstein

A school bus is pushed through the front of a building after a tornado swept through Henryville, Ind., Friday March 2, 2012. The storm was part of a system that brought high winds and heavy rain to parts of Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. (AP Photo/Philip Scott Andrews)

Members of the Milton Fire department work to clear storm damage after a tornado hit the fire house in Milton, Kentucky March 2, 2012. A series of tornadoes tore through the U.S. midsection on Friday, killing at least four people in the hard-hit state of Indiana, and blowing apart homes and flattening buildings across the region. REUTERS/John Sommers II

An employee of Henryville High School examines the remains of the building following severe storms Friday, March 2, 2012, in Henryville, Ind. Tornadoes ripped across several small southern Indiana towns on Friday, killing at least three people and leaving behind miles of flattened devastation along the border with Kentucky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)





United States Midwest Hit By Tornadoes – Photos

2 03 2012

A tornado-damaged home sits amid debris along Main Street, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Harveyville, Kan. The small eastern Kansas town of Harveyville took a direct hit from an apparent tornado late Tuesday, injuring at least 11 people and reducing much of the town to ruins. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

(On Friday March 1, 2012 a second powerful tornado outbreak hit Midwest).

Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Kansas were hit by storms and powerful tornadoes. 

Tornado is also known as twister.

At least 13 people were killed and hundreds were injured by the disaster.

The storms produced 35 tornado reports from late Tuesday through Wednesday.

A very powerful tornado rated an EF-4 badly damaged a Harrisburg residential neighborhood and shopping district.

In 2011, Joplin in Missouri was badly hit by a very powerful tornado.

550 people were killed by tornadoes in the USA last year.

A view of a store destroyed by the tornado in Branson, Missouri, February 29, 2012. Powerful storms that spawned tornadoes ripped through the U.S. Midwest, killing at least six people in an Illinois town, three more in Missouri, and smashing homes and businesses in six states. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

A residential area is heavily damaged in Harrisburg, Ill., after a severe storm swept through the area early Wednesday morning, Feb. 29, 2012. A hospital administrator in Harrisburg says at least three people were killed in the storm that swept through the region. (AP Photo/The Southern, Paul Newton)

Residents walk the streets the morning after severe storms destroyed several homes and businesses in Harveyville, Kan., Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

A traffic signal light lays on the ground next to a damaged building after a tornado hit Branson, Missouri, February 29, 2012. Powerful storms that spawned tornadoes ripped through the U.S. Midwest, killing at least six people in an Illinois town, three more in Missouri, and smashing homes and businesses in six states. REUTERS/Sarah Conard (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

Ward Fox (L) helps his friend Darrell Osman look for photos of his mother among the rubble caused by a tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young








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