Tornado Hits 1 Arkansas Street Particularly Hard

by Andrew DeMillo and Jim Salter  on Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2014 7:28 am  

An aerial view of tornado damage in Mayflower, by THV 11 News photographer Kenny Allison. The National Weather Service estimates that the tornado that hit Vilonia and Mayflower was probably at least an EF3 on the 0-to-5 EF scale, which means winds greater than 136 mph. (Photo by Kenny Allison/THV 11 News)

Mark Wade and his family heard the dire warnings on TV and the tornado sirens, and were prepared to ride out the storm in their closet when a neighbor across the street on Vilonia's Aspen Creek Drive yelled out: "Come over! We're going in the storm cellar!"

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