Photos: Tornado Damage in the Great Plains

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Lynn Hensley sweeps debris off of his driveway in Oklahoma City. Nick Oxford/Reuters

At least one person was killed and 12 were injured after a series of tornadoes ripped across multiple states in the Great Plains on Wednesday night. Residents began to clean up their damaged homes and yards Thursday morning, but they were also bracing for other severe storms that could hit through Saturday.

Officials in Oklahoma City, which appeared to be the hardest-hit area, issued a flash flood emergency for the first time in its history. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency and toured some of the areas that had the most damage on Thursday.

Local officials in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas also began to survey the damage, and the American Red Cross visited residents to provide them with cleanup tools and recovery kits.

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The newly opened Barbers Market in Oklahoma City was damaged during the storms. Nick Oxford/Reuters
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Darla Titus looks through debris in her backyard in Oklahoma City on Thursday morning. Nick Oxford/Reuters
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Becky Braley reacts in front of the wreckage left behind after the storm. Nick Oxford/Reuters
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Sharon Odom looks over what is left of her RV at the Roadrunner RV Park in Oklahoma City. Nick Oxford/Reuters
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Alan Phillips, left, Nsilo Hunter Jr., center, and their father, Nsilo Hunter Sr., work to clean up fallen tree limbs at their Oklahoma City home. Nick Oxford/Reuters
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Downed power lines and sheet metal are seen in a neighborhood that took a direct hit from a tornado in Oklahoma City. Nick Oxford/Reuters
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A severely damaged home that took a direct hit from a tornado in Oklahoma City. Nick Oxford/Reuters
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A car crushed beneath a fallen tree in Oklahoma City. Nick Oxford/Reuters
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Bobby Chapman, 8, rides around with a branch in his tornado-damaged neighborhood in Oklahoma City. Nick Oxford/Reuters
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Workers repair a tornado-damaged roof in Oklahoma City. Nick Oxford/Reuters
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