AP PHOTOS: Tornadoes rip across Midwest

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In this Sunday, April 27, 2014 photo, Lauren Watts searches for her dog in Mayflower, Ark., after a tornado struck the town. A tornado system ripped through several states in the central U.S. and left more than a dozen dead in a violent start to this year’s storm season, officials said. (AP Photo/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Benjamin Krain) ARKANSAS TIMES OUT; ARKANSAS BUSINESS OUT

In this Sunday, April 27, 2014 photo, Lauren Watts searches for her dog in Mayflower, Ark., after a tornado struck the town. A tornado system ripped through several states in the central U.S. and left more than a dozen dead in a violent start to this year’s storm season, officials said. (AP Photo/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Benjamin Krain) ARKANSAS TIMES OUT; ARKANSAS BUSINESS OUT

A tornado-damaged home is covered by tarps in Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014. The tornado left a trail of shattered homes, twisted metal and hanging power lines. One person died, but it was not clear whether the death was related to the storm. Volunteers were meeting early Monday to discuss cleanup efforts. Emergency officials say 60 to 70 homes and 20 to 25 businesses were destroyed or damaged in the town. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Homes and businesses are wrecked in downton Vilonia, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday. The most powerful twister this year carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburbs north of the state capital of Little Rock, killing at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

A tornado’s path is seen in an aerial photo made over Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014. A tornado damaged dozens of buildings and injured at least 25 people on Sunday. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

People walk between two destroyed houses in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday. A tornado system ripped through several states in the central U.S. and left at least 17 dead in a violent start to this year’s storm season, officials said. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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