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'Snakes and other critters' join flooding, tornadoes as Barry's latest threat

'Snakes and other critters' join flooding, tornadoes as Barry's latest threatHurricane Barry, quieted to a tropical depression Monday, remained a dangerous storm that threatened flooding, tornadoes and snakes.



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Six tourists killed by tornadoes and hailstorms in Greece

Six tourists killed by tornadoes and hailstorms in GreeceTornadoes and violent hailstorms killed six tourists in northern Greece late Wednesday, police said. Dozens more were injured when strong winds hit the region of Halkidiki, near the city of Thessaloniki, authorities added. “Six tourists were killed and at least 30 people were injured during this cyclone,” Charalambos Steriadis, head of civil protection in northern Greece, said.



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Wild weather weekend to bring blizzard for Midwest, possible tornadoes in Southeast

Wild weather weekend to bring blizzard for Midwest, possible tornadoes in SoutheastA massive storm will bring wild weather to the U.S. this weekend: blizzard conditions in the Midwest and the chance for tornadoes in the South.



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Southern storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurt

Southern storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurtTwo apparent tornadoes touched down Saturday in central Arkansas, destroying shops as severe storms raking the South damaged some buildings and tore away roofs in northeast Mississippi.



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In wake of tornadoes, missing Alabamans located; no additional deaths

In wake of tornadoes, missing Alabamans located; no additional deathsThe 23 victims, including four children and seven people from one family, were all killed in or around the tiny community of Beauregard near the Georgia border, where the tornadoes uprooted trees and destroyed about 100 homes with 170 mile (264 km) per hour winds, officials said. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said on Wednesday that search and rescue teams had located all the residents who had been marked as missing since the storms. “We are now confident we have accounted for all of the individuals that we had not accounted for” earlier, Jones told a news conference.



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The Latest: Weather Service counts 18 tornadoes in Southeast

The Latest: Weather Service counts 18 tornadoes in SoutheastBEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the impact of a tornado in Alabama and Georgia (all times local):



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Deadly tornadoes smash through Alabama, Southeast: What we know now

Deadly tornadoes smash through Alabama, Southeast: What we know nowFirst responders in Alabama were picking through the rubble Monday of a devastating tornado that killed at least 23 people. Here's what we know.



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Death toll from Alabama tornadoes likely to rise as search resumes

Death toll from Alabama tornadoes likely to rise as search resumesRescuers in Alabama stepped up the search for survivors Monday after two back-to-back tornadoes ripped across the southern state, with the death toll of 23 expected to rise further. “The devastation is incredible,” Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told the local CBS affiliate. “I cannot recall at least in the last 50 years … a situation where we have had this loss of life,” Jones said.



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Death toll from Alabama tornadoes likely to rise as search resumes

Death toll from Alabama tornadoes likely to rise as search resumesRescuers uncovered widespread damage in Alabama on Monday caused by two back-to-back tornadoes that ripped across the southern state, with the death toll of 23 expected to rise further. “It looks almost as if someone took a giant knife and scraped the ground,” said Sheriff Jay Jones of Lee County, which borders Georgia. Another young victim, Taylor Thornton, died while visiting a friend in Lee County.



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At least 23 dead in Alabama tornadoes, winter not over for northeast

At least 23 dead in Alabama tornadoes, winter not over for northeastThe storms inflicted their worst damage on Lee County, Alabama Sunday, an area that includes the state’s largest city of Auburn, destroying numerous homes and businesses. Meanwhile, about 10 inches of snow was expected to fall in the New York City area by Monday morning with the arrival of another arctic blast, prompting all schools in the city to be closed and New Jersey to declare a state of emergency. Punishing cold winds will make it feel 15 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in Chicago Monday with the windchill effect, the National Weather Service said.



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