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Midwest, South reel from tornado outbreak: At least 21 people dead; US power outages spike to 1 million

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Dealdy tprnado outbreakSeven people died in southern Tennessee's McNairy County, said David Leckner, the mayor of Adamsville, Tennessee. Most damage impacted homes and residential areas, and first responders went door to door Saturday to make sure everyone was accounted for, Leckner said.

In Lewis County, Tennessee, Melissa Keller ran to her bathroom to hide from the storm in the community where she's lived with her family for nearly 50 years. Her house was still standing Saturday, but her sister's was destroyed, she said.

"I've never seen nothing like this," Keller said.

A theater roof collapsed Friday evening in Belvidere, Illinois, about 70 miles northwest of Chicago, amid an intense storm, killing one person and injuring 28.


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