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Photos of the Day: Tornado Kills Nearly 220K Chickens on Tyson Farm

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:52am

A large tornado ripped through Noxapater, Miss., on Monday and made a direct hit on Charlie and Cindy Wilkes' poultry farm, which produces chickens for Tyson Foods. Few of their 220,000 birds survived the storm. Tyson workers are helping with the cleanup.

Tyson Foods workers continue tornado cleanup at Wilkes Farm, an 8-chicken house operation that was leveled in Noxapater, Miss., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The farm raises broilers for Tyson and each house has 28,500 chickens. Several poultry raising farms near Louisville were damaged or destroyed by tornadoes Monday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Read: Twister Takes Out Nearly 220K Chickens in Mississippi

A large tornado ripped through Noxapater, Miss., on Monday and made a direct hit on Charlie and Cindy Wilkes' poultry farm, which produces chickens for Tyson Foods. Few of their 220,000 birds survived the storm. Tyson workers are helping with the cleanup.

Tyson Foods workers continue tornado cleanup at Wilkes Farm, an 8-chicken house operation that was leveled in Noxapater, Miss., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A large tornado ripped through Noxapater, Miss., on Monday and made a direct hit on Charlie and Cindy Wilkes' poultry farm, which produces chickens for Tyson Foods. Few of their 220,000 birds survived the storm. Tyson workers are helping with the cleanup.

Ventilation fans sit on the ground behind the remains of the Hartness Farms, a 12-chicken house operation that was leveled in Noxapater, Miss., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The farm was sold on Friday and its new owners were at the farm when a tornado demolished the property and injured them. There were no chickens at the farm. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A large tornado ripped through Noxapater, Miss., on Monday and made a direct hit on Charlie and Cindy Wilkes' poultry farm, which produces chickens for Tyson Foods. Few of their 220,000 birds survived the storm. Tyson workers are helping with the cleanup.

Chicken houses remain on both sides of one that was flattened at Pine Ridge Farm by a tornado Monday in Noxapater, Miss., as seen in this photograph taken Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Several poultry farms were damaged by a tornado on Monday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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