The 11 Most Damaging U.S. Weather Disasters of 2012

By Amelia Hennighausen - 2013-01-03T19:15:32Z

Photograph by Jeff Tuttle/AP Photo

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Great Winds Shake the Great Plains

Six people died in mid-April as 98 confirmed tornadoes swept through Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa. Hundreds of homes were severely damaged or destroyed in Wichita, Kansas, Woodward, Oklahoma, and Thurman, Iowa.

An aerial view of destruction in the Oaklawn neighborhood of Wichita, Kansas, on April 15.

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