At least 18 killed by tornadoes in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 00:53
April 28 - Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe says tornadoes that killed at least 18 people ''may be the strongest we've seen''. Amateur video captured a massive twister as it covered the sky in darkness. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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A wave of tornadoes ripped through the south-central United States Sunday night (April 27), killing at least 18 people in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa.
Arkansas was the hardest hit, with at least 10 people dead in central Faulkner County and four more across the state, for the first reported fatalities of this year's U.S. tornado season, authorities said.
"This may be one of the strongest that we've seen, and preliminarily - we haven't done any records check - but it looks like this is the largest loss of life in one tornado incident since I've been governor," said Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe at a news conference on Monday (April 28).
Cotton Rohrscheib was driving on a highway near Mayflower, Arkansas, when the tornado touched down. The video he shot shows a massive twister covering the sky in darkness before he pulled over on the side of the road.
A tornado also touched down in Baxter Springs, Kansas, which destroyed many homes and businesses and injured at least 34 people.
Overnight tornado watches and warnings were announced in several parts of Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.
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