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

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

Photograph by Tim Osborn/NOAA via AP Photo

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Four-Inch Hail Balls Pelt Midwest

Ice balls larger than four inches in diameter fell on Midwestern and Ohio Valley states from April 28 to May 1, when "straight-line" winds and at least 38 tornadoes drove into Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Texas and Kentucky.

A tornado is seen touching down in Grand Isle, La., on May 9, damaging several homes.

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