Globe/Andy Ostmeyer

A vehicle testifies to the destructive power of Sunday's tornado, which grew to speeds of more than 200 mph.

Globe/Roger McKinney

Margaret Hallam, 82, said her grandsons, Bobby and Nathan Hallam, dragged her from her home, saving her from the tornado that would tear the house from its foundation.

Globe/Andy Ostmeyer

A hand-painted sign on Bart and Jennifer Eckhardt's home sums up their thoughts on the tornado that cut away the south half of their Galena, Kan., home.

Globe/T. Rob Brown

Christy Richardson of Gailsburg, Mo., keeps her eyes on the sky as she embraces Jindy Hight of Carl Junction after a tornado that ripped apart their church just as they finished praise band practice.

Globe/T. Rob Brown

Crossing from Cherokee County into Jasper County, the tornado damaged 30 percent of all the buildings in the city of Carl Junction.

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