Tornadoes Kill at Least 16

    Business owners look over damage after a tornado hit the town of Mayflower, Arkansas around 7:30 pm CST, late April 27, 2014. Tornadoes ripped through the south-central United States on Sunday, killing at least 12 people in Arkansas and Oklahoma and wiping out entire neighborhoods of homes, according to officials, as rescue workers searched in darkness for survivors. In Mayflower, some of about 45 homes were destroyed in a newer subdivision and a lumberyard was damaged, said Will Elder, an alderman in the city of 2,300 people. REUTERS/Gene Blevins (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) - RTR3MVEB

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    Alabama declared a state of emergency on Monday, as thunderstorms and deadly tornadoes hit the country for the second day in a row. On Sunday, 16 were killed in the storms, and more casualties were counted across the southern and midwestern states on Monday. Authorities report at least three dead in Alabama, 10 in Arkansas, and one in both Oklahoma and Iowa. Before Sunday, the country hadn't experienced a storm of EF3 or greater, which means winds greater than 136 mph, in 160 days, the fourth-longest streak on record.

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