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Severe storms hit 3 states, kill Mo. woman

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A woman is dead and dozens of buildings are damaged after violent storms that spawned at least one tornado hit northern Missouri.

The city of Kirksville apparently took the hardest hit. Police Det. Sgt. Ron Celian said about 30 to 40 homes were damaged, one was destroyed and an auto dealership sustained significant damage.

Sullivan County Emergency Management director Rick Gardner said a woman was killed when what appeared to be a tornado struck a mobile home east of Milan.

Julie Adolphson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, said a tornado hit Kirksville and Novinger, both in Adair County.

In Caddo County in southwest Oklahoma, a possible tornado damaged homes and businesses in Anadarko.

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