Some US States have had a nasty start to the tornado season. Hundreds of homes destroyed, complete neighbourhoods wiped off the map, personal possessions lost forever and several lives lost too. It isn’t pretty when a tornado comes to town, but maybe more homes should be built using bricks and mortar instead of wood and other less solid materials.

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When Tornadoes Come To Town

Carissa Westfall helps salvage products from Nature's Sunshine Health Foods in Branson. SARAH CONARD/REUTERS

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A view of the tornado damaged Hilton Hotel in Branson. SARAH CONARD/REUTERS

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A view of a store destroyed by the tornado in Branson. SARAH CONARD/REUTERS

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A damaged hotel is seen on the Strip in Branson. SARAH CONARD/REUTERS

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A man collects some belongings found among the destruction caused by a tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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A woman walks down a road past the destruction caused by a tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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People search for photos and other personal belongings among the rubble caused by a tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Residents walk towards the large area of destruction left by a tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois. Tom Gannam/REUTERS

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Rosie, a beagle, explores what is left of her home after it was struck by a tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois. Tom Gannam/REUTERS

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A man walks by the destroyed St. Joseph's Catholic Church which was damaged by a tornado in Ridgway, Illinois. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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A U.S. flag blows in the wind as it hangs from a tree overlooking the damage caused by a tornado in Harrisburg. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Hauptmann looks over the damage caused by a tornado in Harrisburg. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Residents work to clear storm damage after three tornados moved through the area in Chelsea, Indiana. JOHN SOMMERS II/REUTERS

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Members of the Milton Fire department work to clear storm damage after a tornado hit the fire house in Milton. JOHN SOMMERS II/REUTERS

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A school bus came to rest into a structure after being tossed by a tornado that moved through the area in Henryville Indiana. JOHN SOMMERS II/REUTERS

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Residents work to clear storm damage after tornadoes moved through the area in Henryville. JOHN SOMMERS II/REUTERS

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Residents work to clear storm damage after tornadoes moved through the area in Henryville. JOHN SOMMERS II/REUTERS

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The outer wall of the Henryville High School gym is seen after being hit by tornadoes moving through the area in Henryville. JOHN SOMMERS II/REUTERS

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Mike Franke reunites with his dog in Marysville, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/REUTERS

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A damaged truck is seen among debris in Marysville, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/REUTERS

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A piece of metal is seen wrapped around a tree in Marysville, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/REUTERS

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Martha Righthouse is embraced by her neighbor Debbie Gilbert near the ruins of her home in Marysville, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/REUTERS

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Airport officials look at an overturned plane lying on its back after flipping over following tornado damage at the Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport in Dallas. TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS

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The side of a home, damaged by a tornado, in seen in Marysville, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/REUTERS

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Homeowner Susan Berry retrieves clothes for her daughter after her home was damaged by a tornado in Cabarrus County. CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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Indiana Search and Rescue personnel along with local fire fighters look through a field for victims of tornadoes that moved through the area in Henryville. JOHN SOMMERS II/REUTERS

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Technicians work to repair power lines destroyed by a tornado near Chelsea, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/REUTERS

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An aerial view of the town in the wake of a tornado in Henryville, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/REUTERS

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An aerial view of wreckage in the wake of a tornado in Henryville, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/REUTERS

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An aerial view of wreckage in the wake of a tornado in Henryville, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/REUTERS

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Chrys Michaels salvages what she can from the debris of homes where several people died in tornado destruction in East Bernstadt, Kentucky. HARRISON MCCLARY/REUTERS

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Carolyn Taulbee sifts through her belongings left behind by tornado destruction in East Bernstadt, Kentucky. HARRISON MCCLARY/REUTERS

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A damaged home is seen in the wake of a tornado at West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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An aerial view of a wrecked house in the wake of a tornado in Marysville, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/REUTERS

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A damaged home is seen in the wake of a tornado at West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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A damaged gas station is seen in the wake of a tornado at West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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Indiana National Guard handout photo of a destroyed school bus in Henryville. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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A home damaged by a chain of tornadoes is seen in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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People carry supplies past a church damaged by a chain of tornadoes is seen in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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Buildings damaged by a chain of tornadoes are seen in West Liberty, Kentucky. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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Buildings damaged by a chain of tornadoes are seen in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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Brandon Conley searches through a home destroyed by a tornado in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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Workers remove utility poles from in front of a home destroyed by a tornado in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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Snow falls as Laurel County Fire Dept Chief Tommy Johnston does a secondary survey of the tornado damage in East Bernstadt, Kentucky. HARRISON MCCLARY/REUTERS

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Residents look through their storm-damaged home for their belongings in Henryville. JOHN SOMMERS II/REUTERS

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Kentucky National Guard handout photo of Governor Beshear touring tornado damage over West Liberty. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Chainsaws sit in the bed of a fire department pickup truck as clean up begins in Moscow, Ohio. AARON P. BERNSTEIN/REUTERS

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A vehicle and building damaged by a chain of tornadoes are seen in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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Snow is seen on debris from a home damaged by a chain of tornadoes in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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Trees are seen blown over by a chain of tornadoes in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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A damaged vehicle is seen among the debris in the wake of a chain of tornadoes in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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A school damaged by a chain of tornadoes is seen in West Liberty. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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Philip Whitley stands in front of a damaged church after tornadoes swept through Salyersville. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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A statue of the Virgin Mary is seen in front of a damaged church in Salyersville. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

Mar 05, 2012