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Tornado outbreak hits seven states, kills at least 18 in the South

Monday, April 28th, 2014 6:28am MDT
A screen capture from video shot by a civilian drone shows the devastation caused by a tornado in Mayflower, Arkansas. (YouTube / briandjin2)

A screen capture from video shot by a civilian drone shows the devastation caused by a tornado in Mayflower, Arkansas. (YouTube / briandjin2)

Tornado activity in the United States had been at record low levels before this weekend. Mother Nature came roaring back to life Sunday however spawning a deadly outbreak of twisters with more expected Monday.

The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center accumulated reports of 31 tornadoes Sunday although the actual number will likely be less once analyzed. Seven states including Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi reported twisters.

Hardest hit were the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia near Little Rock, Arkansas. Entire sections of the towns were reduced to their base building materials as the twisters struck late in the day Sunday.

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