Residents in the Midwest and the South on Sunday mourned the deaths of at least 38 people killed by tornadoes and storms as the cleanup effort began. Deaths were reported in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, and Georgia after a string of killer tornadoes swept through the area, destroying entire communities. But there were also stories of survival: 11 schoolchildren weathered a storm by taking cover under their desks in Indiana, and in Kentucky five people had to huddle in a basement as a church collapsed above them. A toddler was found alone in a field in Indiana—her mother, father, sister, and brother all died Friday.
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