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UPDATE: 15 dead after tornadoes hit Arkansas and Oklahoma

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VILONIA, Ark. (AP) -- A spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe's office has confirmed a 15th fatality from the powerful tornado that struck Arkansas on Sunday night.
   Spokesman Matt DeCample says the latest death was reported in Faulkner County, home to hard-hit Vilonia and Mayflower.
   A spokesman for Faulkner County released the identities of the 11 people killed in the two towns. The victims included eight people in Vilonia, including two children, and three people in Mayflower.
   A father and his two daughters were killed in the same storm system on the Pulaski-Saline county line near Little Rock, while a 55-year-old woman died in White County in northern Arkansas.


VILONIA, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas governor's aide Matt DeCample says the state death toll from tornadoes that swept through the Little Rock area has been revised downward to 14 from 16, as two victims were counted twice.
   He says he still expects the overall death toll to rise, however. Emergency officials searched for survivors Monday in the debris left by the tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock.
   The tornado that slammed into Vilonia was among a rash of tornadoes and strong storms that rumbled across the Midwest and South. Forecasters warned of more tornadoes, winds and hail in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana.
   Another twister killed a person in Quapaw, Okla. One person died in Iowa after powerful winds swept through.


UPDATE (AP) -- The death toll has risen from thirteen deaths to seventeen after tornadoes went across Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Sixteen people are dead in Arkansas after Sunday's tornado.  Ten are from Faulkner County; five are from Pulaski County; one is from White County.  One person is confirmed dead after a tornado formed in Quapew, Oklahoma.  That tornado then went through Kansas.


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- A state agency reports that 13 deaths have been confirmed from a massive tornado that carved a sporadic 80-mile path through central Arkansas.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management raised the death toll early Monday on its website.  It says Sunday night's tornado killed seven people in Faulkner County, five in Pulaski County, and one person in White County.  The tornado was the largest of several that spawned by a powerful storm system that moved through central and southern United States.

Another person died in a tornado that formed in Quapaw, Oklahoma.  That tornado moved into Kansas causing damage to a community.
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