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Deadly Tornadoes Tear Through US Midwest

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Zach Champion walks through the rubble of his mobile home looking for his belongings, in the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park, destroyed in Sunday's tornado, near Shawnee, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013.
A powerful storm system that blew across the midwestern United States on Sunday has left at least two people dead and destroyed scores of homes.

The storm triggered tornadoes in the states of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma, where the fatalities occurred. The state's governor has issued a state of emergency for more than a dozen counties.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service issued urgent warnings to residents throughout the day about the impending storms.

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