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  • A tornado slammed Rayne, La., on Saturday, March 5, 2011, killing a young mother who was sheltering her child and injuring 11 other people. More than 100 homes were damaged, many of them destroyed, authorities said, and about 1,500 people were evacuated because of natural gas leaks. (AP Photo/The Lafayette Daily Advertiser, P.C. Piazza)

    La. mother sheltering child dies as tornado hits

    Officials worked Sunday to get people back into their homes a day after a tornado ripped through this southwestern Louisiana town, killing a mother shielding her child from the fierce winds and leaving 12 hurt.

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  • About 1,500 people were unable to immediately return to their homes, said Police Chief Carroll Stelly.

  • Some 1,500 people were unable to return to their homes in this community about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge, said Rayne Police Chief Carroll Stelly.

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