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TWISTER Midwest Tornadoes Kill Five Orlin Wagner / AP Photo

Midwest Tornadoes Kill Five

Tornado funnels darkened skies in the Midwest and plains states Sunday, killing five people in the Oklahoma town of Woodward. There was no warning of the impending disaster, the town’s mayor said. “When this one came in, our sirens weren’t working,” Woodward Mayor Roscoe Hill told reporters. “We didn’t have a very good storm alert.” The town of about 12,000 people was struck by one of a number of tornadoes that appeared in the region over the weekend, damaging an Air Force base and homes and knocking out electricity for thousands.

April 15, 2012 7:00 AM