At Least Sixteen Killed in Arkansas Tornado

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

MAYFLOWER, ARKANSAS - Update-- President Barack Obama says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with local officials in Arkansas, where the death toll is now 16 from a deadly tornado.

A state official in Arkansas says a massive tornado that passed through or near several northern suburbs of Little Rock killed at least one person.

Brandon Morris, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, says that White County officials reported to the state that at least one person was killed by the tornado as it passed through their county.

The tornado was one of several to touch down Sunday as a strong storm system moved through the central and southern U.S.

Authorities in Ottawa County, Okla. say a twister that struck the town of Quapaw on Sunday only killed one person, not the two they earlier reported. Sheriff's dispatcher Kelli Soechs declined to explain the discrepancy.

That tornado injured six people in Quapaw and destroyed homes in Baxter Springs, Kan.

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