At last report, state officials placed the death toll at 16 across three counties: Faulkner (10), Pulaski (5) and White (1).
There is still a concentrated search effort going on in Vilonia, with people and dogs going through the rubble looking for survivors. Hogue said there were about 60 homes destroyed or damaged in Vilonia. Some of them had been rebuilt after a 2011 tornado, Hogue said.
A perimeter has been set up around Vilonia and no one is being allowed into the town, including homeowners. Hogue says people anxious to help will need to wait until there is a call for volunteers.
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