The Path of Destruction Tornadoes Left in the South (PHOTOS)

At least 18 people were killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa this week when tornadoes ravaged the area. See photos of the aftermath and the people now tasked with rebuilding.

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Mark Wade looks through debris after the area was hit by a tornado April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Deadly tornadoes ripped through the region April 27, leaving more than a dozen dead. 

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Aerial view of the central town after a tornado hit Vilonia. A ferocious storm system caused a twister in Mississippi and threatened tens of millions of people across the U.S. Southeast on Monday, a day after it spawned tornadoes that killed 16 people and tossed cars like toys in Arkansas and other states. 

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Darwin Henry tucks a treasured photo of himself as a young man riding a horse that had been recovered from the debris that was his house in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29. Henry who had lived in the lakeside home for 27 years said he was happy his wife had passed on last year and didn't have to witness the destruction. 

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Uprooted trees are pictured after a tornado hit Vilonia. On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States, a tornado tore through the Mississippi town of Tupelo on Monday destroying homes and businesses, according to witnesses and emergency officials. Most of the deaths from the severe storm system occurred on Sunday.

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A passerby stops to look at damage caused by a tornado on Sunday evening in Vilonia.

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Theresa Long stands outside her destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas on April 29. Long said she painted the sign on the wall to let her friends know she was ok after not being able to get on Facebook to tell them of her survival. 

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Huge lightning strikes cross the skies as thunderstorms supercells pass through areas in Archer City, Texas late April 23, 2014. The thunder storms on Wednesday were a precursor of what's forecast for this coming weekend Saturday, Sunday, and Monday that could be the most significant multi-day tornado outbreak in the U.S. since 2011. 

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People sift through the rubble of what is left of homes after a tornado hit Vilonia. 

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Scarlett Fyke (C), makes her way away from her home on Joyner after a tornado ripped through the area in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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People walk down Green Street to the corner of North Gloster Street after a tornado went through Tupelo.

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The living room of a house destroyed by a tornado that tore through the area of Mayflower, Arkansas for the second time in three years is shown.

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Lisa Taney, a volunteer, goes through wedding photos found in the mud near a destroyed trailer after a strong tornado went through the area on April 27 in Vilonia, Arkansas. 

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Ken Sullivan, general manager of We Willies Super Auto Wash, looks over the damage in Vilonia.

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A lone resident surveys the damage following a tornado that destroyed much of Tupelo.

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Rescue workers and volunteers stand amid debris of homes one day after they were destroyed by a tornado in Vilonia.

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A house on Dunbarton Oaks Circle stands without its upper floor behind Lost Pizza Co. after a tornado went through the area in Tupelo.

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John Folked uses an electric saw to cut downed power lines where his realty business once stood before a tornado destroyed it two days earlier in Vilonia.

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An upturned truck lies under a tree that has lost most of its branches, following a tornado near Vilonia, at sunset April 28, 2014.