Tornadoes tore through the south-central United States on April 28, destroying whole neighborhoods, and tragically killing at least 17 people in Arkansas.
Rescue workers searched frantically for survivors in the wake of terrible tornadoes that ripped through Arkansas on the night of April 28. Seventeen have been reported dead so far after dozens of homes were shredded and whole neighborhoods were leveled.
Arkansas Tornado: At Least 17 Dead After Twisters Rip Through Vilonia
Terribly high winds ripped houses off their foundations and flipped cars on top of the wreckage in the small town of Vilonia in central Arkansas’ Faulkner county.
Faulkner seems to have taken the brunt of the storm and has been labeled as one of the “worst-hit” communities, reports Reuters.
“An entire neighborhood of 50 or so homes has been destroyed. Many homes are completely gone except the foundation — there is more devastation like this in other parts of Arkansas,” state congressman Tim Griffin explained to Reuters.
Arkansas Tornado Kills At Least 17 & Destroys Neighborhoods
At least 10 people were killed in Faulkner county and six more across Arkansas said state authorities.
“It’s extremely hazardous here right now,” claims Will Elder, an alderman in the city. “The power lines are down, roads are blocked and they will have to proceed with caution.”
The natural disaster is so devastating that the Arkansas National Guard has been deployed to help out in the state.
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management reported on its website that 10 deaths had been reported in Faulkner, five in Pulaski county and one in White county.
Another person was reportedly killed in neighboring Oklahoma as tornadoes ravaged that state as well.
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— Bryant Perkins