The tornado that hit Arkansas was a half mile wide and it left a 80 mile disaster zone. With the tornado going at rapid speeds there were 17 deaths on Sunday and 15 in Arkansas. The most people that died in Arkansas were 3,800 people. Rescue squads are now looking for people who survived the tornado. People say this is one of the worsts storms we’ve had since 2011.
Damaging winds, large hail were all part of the tornado and probably the worst part of it. The winds got over 200 miles per hour,the wind was strong enough to knock down trees and to crash power lines. The winds blew cars around like the were leaves and threw trucks across the interstate like they were bouncy balls. The power went out for at least 100,000 people. “We don’t have a count on injuries or missing. We’re trying to get a handle on the missing part,” Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said at a news conference. “Just looking at the damage, this may be one of the strongest we have seen.”
The tornado touched down around 7 p.m. and last a couple hours. This tornado destroyed a hole neighborhood except for 5 house that were lucky enough to survive the destruction. Over all 60-70 houses were destroyed during the tornado, all these families are left with out homes and are scrounging through the ruble to see if there’s anything left of their homes. Search dogs are going through to see if there is anyone to find, also people from everywhere are coming to see what they can do to help.