Tagged: tornado

Arkansas Tornado Was EF4, Matches 2008 Storm Rating

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 5/1/2014 7:28 am

National Weather Service officials said Wednesday that a weekend tornado that killed 15 people as it ripped through Little Rock's suburbs was just shy of being rated Arkansas' first top-of-the-scale storm in 85 years.

Tornado Hits 1 Arkansas Street Particularly Hard

by Andrew DeMillo and Jim Salter 4/29/2014 7:28 am

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!"

Update: Arkansans Rush for Cover Against Twister; 15 Die

by Andrew DeMillo and Christina Huynh 4/28/2014 5:33 pm

The half-mile-wide tornado carved an 80-mile path of destruction through the Little Rock suburbs Sunday evening, killing at least 15 people, flattening rows of homes, shredding cars along a highway and demolishing a brand-new school before it even had a chance to open.

Obama: FEMA Leader Craig Fugate Coming to Arkansas Amid Tornado Recovery Efforts

by Associated Press 4/28/2014 10:42 am

President Barack Obama is sending his deepest condolences to those affected by a deadly tornado that ripped through Arkansas and has directed federal resources to the area.

Video, Photos Of Tornado Aftermath in Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas

by Lance Turner 4/28/2014 6:56 am

Photos, videos and more coverage from news organizations and others of the April 27 storms that ripped through Arkansas.