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Kirkland Community Fire District Chief Chad Connell speaks at a news conference Friday, April 10, 2015, in Fairdale, Ill., a day after a tornado hit the small town of about 150, some 80 miles northwest of Chicago. Authorities say one person was killed and eight people injured. The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes churned through six north-central Illinois counties Thursday night. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

A series of devastating tornadoes blew across parts of the Midwest yesterday, sending residents of Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois running for cover as high winds overturned tractor trailers, uprooted trees and decimated structures.

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