Tornado Danny Johnston AP2

Deadly Tornado Devastates Central and Southern States

Powerful tornadoes raged through several Midwest states on Sunday, including Arkansas, Kanas, Iowa and Oklahoma. At least 17 deaths have been reported. 

The storm system has moved east, also sweeping through Mississippi and leveling hundreds of homes and businesses. The tornado was “among the worst ever experienced” according to officials in Arkansas, which sustained the heaviest fatalities. Nine of the 17 reported fatalities were from the same street in Vilonia, a suburb of Little Rock which was also hit by a tornado three years ago.

The storm system is traveling east toward the Mid-Atlantic states; severe storm warnings are in effect through Wednesday. The height of the tornado season is March through May. 

Please join Bishop Charles E. Blake and the entire West Angeles family as we pray for the families who have experienced loss.

A tornado leveled rows of homes in Vilonia, Arkansas, while others went unscathed. Photo, Danny Johnston/AP.

A tornado leveled rows of homes in Vilonia, Arkansas, while others went unscathed. Photos, Danny Johnston/AP.