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Tornadoes rake Midwest

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A funnel cloud dips down from the clouds on Saturday, April 14, just southwest of Otis, Kan., as severe thunderstorms roll across the state. The funnel touched down briefly before the storm weakened. Supercell thunderstorms spawned numerous tornadoes in Kansas on Saturday.

Dozens of tornadoes were reported Saturday as baseball-size hail shattered windows and tore the siding off homes in northeast Nebraska and one twister damaged a hospital in Creston, Iowa.

Forecasters had warned of "life-threatening" storms in the nation's midsection. No serious injuries from Saturday were immediately reported.

-- Reported by msnbc.com staff and news services

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Damage from an apparent tornado is seen April 14, in Thurman, Iowa.

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A tornado moves on the ground north of Soloman, Kan., April 14.

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Several semi trucks and their trailers are overturned on Interstate 29, April 14, in Thurman, Iowa. The storms were part of a massive system that affected areas from Northern Nebraska south through Oklahoma.