Hail, high winds and heavy rain battered parts of the Midwest Tuesday as a severe storm front surged eastward.
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The edge of a storm approaches Norfolk, Neb., on Tuesday. Severe weather rolled into Nebraska and Iowa as dangerous storms swept over a swath of the Midwest.
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Mindy Rump holds golf ball-sized hail Tuesday following a severe thunderstorm in Blair, Neb. The hail created millions of dollars in damage as a storm front swept through the Midwest.
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Employees of McHugh Metal hurry to patch broken windows after a hailstorm on Tuesday in Norfolk, Neb. The storm pushed eastward Wednesday, out of Nebraska and into the Ohio and Tennessee valleys.
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Residents board up broken windows Tuesday in Blair, Neb. Tornadoes were reported in Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas.
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The windows of new cars were blown out Tuesday at a dealership in Blair, Neb. One eastern Nebraska dealership estimates that more than 4,000 cars in its inventory were damaged in Tuesday's storm.
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A car with its windows smashed by hail Tuesday hangs over a creek in Blair, Neb. Police officers and firefighters rescued people trapped in cars and homes after hail and heavy rainfall pummeled the region.
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Jackie Porter clears tree debris off of the sidewalk Wednesday in Blair, Neb. Blair and other cities were pounded by large hail as wave after wave of powerful thunderstorms moved through the Midwest.
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Residents survey hail damage Tuesday in Blair, Neb. Baseball-sized hail battered buildings and crushed car windows as the storm pushed eastward.
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Jeff Peterson sweeps up debris Wednesday in front of his hail-damaged cars in Blair, Neb.
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Lloyd Wright clears broken glass from his porch Wednesday in Blair, Neb.