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In pictures: Tornado roars through Tupelo, Miss.

North Carolina, southern states brace for more rough weather as death toll rises

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Seventeen year-old Deanna Locke and her siblings from left, Charlotte, 13, Drew, 9, and Trinity, 11, examine a downed tree across the street from their home in Tupelo, Miss., after a suspected tornado moved through town earlier on Monday, April 28, 2014.

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Elquin Gonzalez, owner of the Texaco gas station and quick stop on North Gloster Street in Tupelo, Miss. begins cleaning up his business after a tornado touched down on Monday, April 28, 2014.

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What remains of the Steak Escape restaurant that sits in front of the Sleep Inn on North Gloster Street in Tupelo, Miss, after a tornado touched down on Monday, April 28, 2014.

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Esmeralda, left, and Craig Stanford help a friend clean up his North Gloster Street Texaco gas station and quick stop in Tupelo, Miss, after a tornado touched down on Monday, April 28, 2014.

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Residents survey damage along a street in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014. Tornados flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and injured numerous people in Mississippi and Alabama on Monday as a massive, dangerous storm system passed over several states in the South, threatening additional twisters as well as severe thunderstorms, damaging hail and flash floods.

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A demolished car sits on North Gloster Street across from what remains of a shell gas station in Tupelo, Miss, after a tornado touched down on Monday, April 28, 2014.

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