Tornadoes Strike Central, Southern US, Killing 17. More Heavy Weather on the way ~NWS

Posted on April 28, 2014 By

NWS Storm Prediction Center, Updated: Mon Apr 28 12:40:41 UTC 2014. Click for updates

NWS Storm Prediction Center, Updated: Mon Apr 28 12:40:41 UTC 2014. Click for updates

Parts of the South and Midwest could be in for more severe weather Monday, a day after suspected tornadoes killed at least 18 people in three states, including 10 who died in one devastated Arkansas county. NWS Updates.

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) – Three years after a tornado devastated the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia, its residents again huddled in storm cellars as the most powerful twister this year carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburbs north of the state capital, killing at least 16 people.

Emergency officials began to pick through the rubble to look for survivors as the sun rose Monday morning. The tornado that touched down around 7 p.m. Sunday about 10 miles west of Little Rock grew to be half a mile wide and remained on the ground for much of that route, authorities said.

It was among a rash of tornadoes and heavy storms that rumbled across the center and south of the country overnight. The National Weather Service warned that the destructive storms were expected to continue Monday in the South and Mississippi Valley. Read more.

UPDATE:  CNN reports fluid casualty counts, 16 fatalities confirmed.

UPDATE: Tornado wreckage revealed in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma ~Los Angeles Times

UPDATE: Gov. Fallin declares emergency in Oklahoma following deadly Quapaw twister ~NewsOK

TWITTER UPDATE: 5h Arkansas Governor Beebe is issuing State Disaster Declarations for Faulkner, Pulaski and White Counties.

Regional Image centered over Montgomery, AL.  -National Weather Service Satellite

Regional Image centered over Montgomery, AL. –National Weather Service Satellite

 

UPDATE: LIVE Severe Weather Coverage in Mississippi through Alabama: Outbreak of Severe Storms and Tornadoes ~Weather Channel

Storm-MS-Radar-Sat-4-28-14iTWITTER UPDATE: Tornado Outbreak on going in MS & AL

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