Officials: 9 of 10 Faulkner Co. Tornado Deaths on Same Road 1

Published 04/28 2014 10:04AM

Updated 04/28 2014 10:07AM

VILONIA, AR. ---A Faulkner County official told the media at a morning news conference Monday that there may have been nine people killed on Naylor Road in Sunday night's tornado. David Hogue cautioned that those numbers could change. He says an unknown number of people are still missing. Naylor Road is on the east side of Vilonia, off Highway 64, and not far from the airport.

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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