UPDATE: Storms kill 13, damage Branson Strip, southwest Missouri cities

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | 10:50 a.m. CST; updated 1:54 p.m. CST, Friday, March 2, 2012

BRANSON — A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of tornadoes lashed the Midwest early Wednesday, roughing up the country music resort city of Branson and laying waste to a small town in Kansas. At least 13 people were killed in Illinois and Missouri.