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Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States

More than a dozen people have so far been killed by the storms.

WITH PARTS OF the United States recovering from deadly tornadoes, more heavy storms are making their way across the South.

Last night people in the path of a huge system were on edge as the National Weather Service posted tornado watches and warnings around Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

Here’s a snapshot of the effect the severe weather had on many:

Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States
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    Ambulances gather outside the Winston Medical Center in Louisville.Source: AP Photo/The Daily Mississippian, Thomas Graning
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    Buildings damaged in TupeloSource: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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    A girl talks on a cell phone as she sits in the rubble of her home that was destroyed by a tornado .Source: AP Photo/Eric Gay
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    Residents of Four Corners look at the damage left by a tornado that hit their small community about 20 miles from Louisville.Source: .
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    Jodi Walls pushes a box of belongings out of a friends house while cleaning up after a large tornado made its way along Clayton Ave in Tupelo.Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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    Constance Lambert embraces her dog after finding it alive when returning to her destroyed home in Tupelo. Lambert was at an event away from her home when the tornado struck and rushed back to check on her pets.Source: AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Brad Vest
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    Workers flip a fallen wall as they search through destroyed homes.Source: AP Photo/Eric Gay
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    Friends and family sift through debris at the homeSource: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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    Residents survey damage along a street.Source: AP Photo/The Daily Mississippian, Thomas Graning
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    An American flag stands limp in front of a gas station-convenience store that had its roof mangled by a tornado.Source: AP Photo/Adrian Sainz
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Read: New tornadoes lash southern US, 19 people killed in two days >

Explainer: What is a tornado and why do they hit America so hard? >

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