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Severe storms sock Midwest, push east; 1 dead

Thursday - 4/11/2013, 2:27pm  ET

Hazelwood fire fighters gather outside a home in Hazelwood that was damaged by a storm as the make a plan to enter and retrieve medicine for a resident who escaped the home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said. (AP Photo/David Carson, Post-Dispatch)

JIM SALTER
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- At least one death has been blamed on a strong spring storm system that's brought everything from tornadoes to ice and snow to much of the Midwest and parts of the southeast U.S.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn says one person has died and several are injured after a reported tornado in Kemper County in the far eastern part of the state.

And in Missouri, the National Weather Service says that the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood was hit by an EF-2 tornado on Wednesday night.

A National Weather Service meteorologist said crews were still assessing whether tornadoes were to blame for other damage in Missouri and neighboring Illinois.


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