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Granbury, Texas - An American flag flaps from its bent flagpole amid devastation in the Rancho Brazos subdivision, where residents in the neighborhood are continuing cleanup of their damaged homes after a tornado destroyed the area. (May 16, 2013)

Most deadly U.S. tornadoes

Take a look at the most deadly U.S. tornadoes, dating back to the 1800s.

Moore, Okla.- This aerial view shows Plaza Towers
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Moore, Okla.- This aerial view shows Plaza Towers Elementary School, which was destroyed in the deadly tornado. Unlike several others schools in the Oklahoma City area, Plaza Towers had no "safe room" in which students and teachers could huddle. (May 21, 2013)

Moore, Okla.- Families returned to a blasted moonscape
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Moore, Okla.- Families returned to a blasted moonscape that had been an American suburb after the tornado tore through the outskirts of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people. (May 21, 2013)

Moore, Okla.- Susan Kates salvages items from a
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Moore, Okla.- Susan Kates salvages items from a friend's tornado-ravaged home. Cleanup continues two days after a huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb, flattening a wide swath of homes and businesses. (May 22, 2013)

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Wichita, Kansas - A tornado touches down southwest
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Wichita, Kansas - A tornado touches down southwest of Wichita, Kan. near the town of Viola. The storm passed through Okla., killing many. (May 19, 2013)

Granbury, Texas: This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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Granbury, Texas: This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) image shows the town 21 minutes before the NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center received a tornado report. (May 16, 2013)

Granbury, Texas - An American flag flaps from
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Granbury, Texas - An American flag flaps from its bent flagpole amid devastation in the Rancho Brazos subdivision, where residents in the neighborhood are continuing cleanup of their damaged homes after a tornado destroyed the area. (May 16, 2013)

Cleburne, Texas - A car is seen in
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Cleburne, Texas - A car is seen in a damaged home after the tornado. Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. (May 16, 2013)

Joplin, Miss.- The town lays in rubble after
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Joplin, Miss.- The town lays in rubble after a massive tornado passed through, killing at least 122 people. (May 24, 2011)

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Joplin, Miss.- Jim and Janet Martin attempt to
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Joplin, Miss.- Jim and Janet Martin attempt to salvage medication from her brother's home before a second storm moves in. "Twenty minutes before the storm, he left to go to church. He would have been in that basement if he hadn't gone." (May 23, 2011)

Joplin, Miss.- A destroyed car is seen after
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Joplin, Miss.- A destroyed car is seen after a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 125 people and injuring about 900 from a tornado. (May 25, 2011)

Moore, Okla.- A tornado estimated to be one-half
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Moore, Okla.- A tornado estimated to be one-half mile wide passes through central Okla., destroying neighborhoods in the south Oklahoma City area. The tornado caused almost 50 deaths and hundreds of injuries. (May 3, 1999)

Moore, Okla.- University of Oklahoma storm chasers and
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Moore, Okla.- University of Oklahoma storm chasers and observers are anticipating the annual tornado season as it approaches the central part of the country. The 1999 tornado became the F-5 storm that damaged thousands of buildings in central Okla., during a two-day period last year. (May 3, 1999)

Moore, Okla.- The rubble shown are the only
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Moore, Okla.- The rubble shown are the only remains of Chris Stiles' home, after a deadly tornado. (May 3, 1999)

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Gainesville, Ga.- This overhead view from the Hall
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Gainesville, Ga.- This overhead view from the Hall County Jail on South Bradford Street, and looking north toward the remains of the Hall County courthouse after three tornadoes that touched down, destroying the town, killing hundreds and injuring thousands more. (April 6, 1936)

Griffen, Ind.- This overturned house was carried more
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Griffen, Ind.- This overturned house was carried more than 50 feet from it's foundation after a tornado. The March 18 tornadoes that hit Missouri, Illinois and Indiana killing 695 people are one of the 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States since 1900. (March 21, 1925)

St. Louis, Miss.- A hearse stands outside the
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St. Louis, Miss.- A hearse stands outside the power house of the Union Depot Railway Company after it was hit by a tornado in St. Louis. The storm caused more than $10 million in damage and killed at least 300 people in eastern Mississippi. and southern Ill. (May 27, 1896)

St. Louis, Miss.- People stand near a demolished
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St. Louis, Miss.- People stand near a demolished St. Paul Church at Ninth and Lafayette after the town was hit by a tornado. (May 27, 1896)

St. Louis, Miss.- Children stand in the street
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St. Louis, Miss.- Children stand in the street near Eighth and Rutger in St. Louis after it was hit by a tornado. (May 27, 1896)

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