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12th day of destruction in worst tornadoes for 40 years

It’s a rip-off:
The roof of this home
was completely
blown away
in Celina

AT LEAST 12 people have been injured in a vicious storm that triggered tornadoes which downed trees and power lines and tore the roofs off homes in parts of the US.

There were at least 27 reports of tornadoes in Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Illinois — and warnings as far east as New York. The alerts came a day after one person was killed and 130 injured in Indiana and Ohio.

Wrecked: Couple inspect a damaged car in Lawrence, Kansas
Life goes on: Clear-up begins at a wrecked house in Celina, Ohio

Tuesday was the 12th day that at least eight tornadoes were reported to the National Weather Service — the longest stretch since 1980.

Mark Duffin, 48, hid in the basement with his wife and their 13-year-old child as a tornado destroyed their home in Linwood, Kansas. ‘I’m just glad I found my two dogs alive,’ he said. ‘Wife’s alive, family’s alive, I’m alive.’

On the road: A family pass downed power lines in Kansas

Ohio governor Mike DeWine declared a state of emergency in three counties. In Kansas, three people were seriously injured and flights were delayed for five hours at the international airport in Kansas City due to debris on the airfield.