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Tornados rip through town

Rescue workers search through a destroyed home in Riegelwood, N.C. (Willis Glassgow / AP)
Ashley Brown describes what happened as a tornado tore through her home early Thursday morning. (Willis Glassgow / AP)
Search and rescue units look for survivors and the dead. (Logan Mock-Bunting / Getty Images)
A van lies upended in Riegelwood, North Carolina. At least seven people were killed and 20 injured after the tornado swept through this small community in Columbus County. (Logan Mock-Bunting / Getty Images)
Tomeka Jenkins is consoled as she looks over the neighborhood where her home once stood in Riegelwood, N.C. (Marc Hall / AP)