• WEATHER ALERT Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Deadly storms rip through Midwest

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">Damaged vehicles are piled together the morning after severe storms destroyed several homes and businesses in Harveyville, Kan., Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. A powerful storm system  lashed the Midwest early Wednesday, roughing up the country music resort city of Branson and laying waste to the small town in Kansas.  (AP Photo&#47; Orlin Wagner)</span></div>
February 29, 2012 9:42:26 AM PST