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Tornado

The Shanes family searches through debris of their families home after a tornado ripped through early Wednesday morning Jan. 30,2013, destroying several homes and businesses in Coble, Tenn. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Deadly storm hits East

January 30, 2013

The vast storm front stretching on a slanting north-south arc for

hundreds of miles shattered homes and businesses around the Midwest and

South with tornadoes and high winds earlier in the week. By Jan. 31, it

had spread power outages from the Carolinas to Connecticut, triggered flash floods and forced water rescues in areas outside Washington, D.C.