Woman killed by falling tree as storms hit Midwest, South

Alabama Tornadoes AftermathRISON, Ark. (AP) — Officials say a 20-year-old Arkansas woman was killed when a tree fell on her home as severe storms swept through the state.

Her death occurred Wednesday as part of a multiday severe weather outbreak that caused tornadoes, powerful winds and huge hail in parts of the central and southern United States.

A confirmed weak tornado also caused damage Wednesday night in rural Greene County, Alabama. A day earlier, 23 people were injured in the central Texas town of Salado.

Tornadoes were also reported Tuesday in parts of Iowa and Minnesota. And a blizzard struck North Dakota this week, closing the state Capitol, schools, government offices and interstates.

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