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Tony Hernandez helps Ceola Dejean look for clothes in her destroyed home on Tom Taylor Circle Friday, March 2, 2012 in Meridianville, Ala. Reported tornadoes destroyed several houses and hit a maximum security prison in northern Alabama as bad weather threatened more twisters across the region Friday, two days after a storm system killed 13 people in the Midwest and South. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Dave Dieter)

Widespread damage from Alabama tornadoes

Apparent tornadoes destroyed houses, sent people to hospitals and tore up the roof of a maximum security prison in northern Alabama as bad weather threatened more twisters across the region Mar. 2, two days after a storm system killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.