Developing: Leap Day Storms 2012
4:28 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Deaths, damage following sweep of severe storms through Branson, Mo., Harrisburg, Ill.

A view of downtown Branson, Mo. after a tornado swept through the area on Feb. 29, 2012.
(via Missouri Department of Transportation)

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Updated 4:22 p.m. with National Weather Service map:

Here's a map released by the National Weather Service of the path of the tornado that roared through Branson. You can track the path of the storm as it gained speed:

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Morning round-up
10:08 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Morning headlines: February 29, 2012

Severe weather destroyed a Shopping Center in Harrisburg, Ill. on February 29, 2012. Winds were reported overnight at about 60 miles per hour.
(UPI/Caleb Cattivera)

Nixon declares state of emergency for severe storms, possible tornadoes hit southwestern Mo., southern Ill.; at least four confirmed dead

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