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Dozens Injured as Tornadoes Slam Plains, Destroy Homes

Deadly storms in Oklahoma and Kansas flipped mobile homes and sent baseball-size hail crashing through windshields, officials said.

Storms Devastate Southern Plains

May 10: A tornado damaged a Love's Truck Stop at I-40 and Choctaw Road in Choctaw, Okla. Officials reported that at least 58 were injured in a tornado outbreak that forecasters had been predicting since last week.

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Storms Devastate Southern Plains

May 10: Insulation is stuck in an fallen tree in the mobile home community of Prairie Creek Village in Slaughterville, Okla., after a tornado came through. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said more than 65,000 homes and businesses were without power.

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Storms Devastate Southern Plains

May 10: A police officer secures the area around the Loves Country Store with crime tape after a tornado damaged the area around I-240 and Choctaw Road in Oklahoma City, Okla. Interstate 35, which runs from Mexico to Minnesota, also was closed briefly at the Kansas-Oklahoma border because overturned tractor-trailers blocked all lanes.

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Storms Devastate Southern Plains

May 10: Slaughterville fire chief Paul Long surveys the damage in the mobile home community of Prairie Creek Village in Slaughterville, Okla., after a tornado came through Monday. Oklahoma City and its suburbs saw three storms develop Monday afternoon just to the west and each caused damage as they moved across an area home to 1.2 million people.

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Storms Devastate Southern Plains

May 10: Residents Ryshele, left, and Ivanhoe Coleman, center, walk with their daughter Rikki, right, through what is left of Prairie Creek Village, a mobile home community in Slaughterville, Okla., after a tornado struck the area Monday. Several tornadoes were reported in Oklahoma and Kansas as the storms moved through the area, dumping hail as big as baseballs and leaving tens of thousands of people without power.

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Storms Devastate Southern Plains

May 10: An injured woman is attended to north of Highway 9 after a tornado touched down Monday in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokesman Jerry Lojka said two people were killed in Oklahoma City and three were killed in Cleveland County, south of the city.

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Storm Devastates Southern Plains

May 10: A muddy kitten takes cover next to a tree after a tornado swept through the mobile home community of Prairie Creek Village in Slaughterville, Okla., flattening several homes.

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Storm Devastates Southern Plains

May 10: Residents Ryshele, left, and Ivanhoe Coleman, center, walk with their daughter Rikki, right, through what is left of Prairie Creek Village, a mobile home community in Slaughterville, Okla., after a tornado struck the area.

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Storm Devastates Southern Plains

May 10: Jesse Smith has blood running down his leg as he uses his phone after a tornado caused him to crash his car at the Love's Country Store that was destroyed by the tornado Monday,  in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Storm Devastates Southern Plains

May 10: A business on Highway 9 is reduced to twisted metal after a tornado came through Norman, Okla.

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Storm Devastates Southern Plains

May 10: Homes are in shambles in the mobile home community of Prairie Creek Village in Slaughterville, Okla., after a tornado came through.

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Dozens Injured as Tornadoes Slam Plains, Destroy Homes

Deadly storms in Oklahoma and Kansas flipped mobile homes and sent baseball-size hail crashing through windshields, officials said.

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