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Kenny Chastain carries feed for horses from what is left of a barn  near Arab, Ala. after a storm early Wednesday April 27, 2011.  A wave of thunderstorms with near hurricane-force winds pushed across Alabama on Wednesday, killing at least five people including a woman in a mobile home and sending snapped tree limbs onto cars and homes. The widespread destruction caused Gov. Robert Bentley to declare a state of emergency by midday, saying tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail, and straight-line winds caused damage to "numerous homes and businesses" in Alabama.   (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Robin Conn)