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EF4 tornado destroyed 328 homes

Posted: May 2, 2014 - 10:33am

VILONIA (AP) — Leaders in Faulkner County say a preliminary assessment shows that 328 homes were destroyed in Sunday’s tornado.

Faulkner County Attorney David Hogue says 710 homes have been assessed so far after the EF4 tornado hit the county. Along with the destroyed homes, the assessment also found 111 homes with major damage, 231 homes with minor damage and 40 homes otherwise affected.

Those numbers are preliminary as assessments continue in the county.

Donations have poured into the county following the deadly tornado. The county says no bottled water is needed and is requesting that people donate gift cards rather than clothing for people affected by the storm.

Fifteen people were killed statewide in the tornado, with 11 of those deaths occurring in Mayflower and Vilonia.

The Vilonia Revenue Office will be open today for document replacement. Beginning next week, the office will be open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Current shelters include:

 

Mayflower:

First Baptist Church at 4 Hwy 89 N

Mayflower United Methodist Church on Miller Street

Mayflower Middle School is being phased out.

 

Vilonia:

Beryl Baptist Church at 873 Main St, Vilonia

Mars Hill Church of Christ at 1028 County Line Road, Vilonia

 

Conway:

Point of Grace Baptist Church at 767 Hwy 64B, Conway

St. Joe’s Catholic Church at 1115 College Ave., Conway

Oak Bowery Baptist Church at 889 Otto Rd, Conway

Antioch Baptist Church at 150 Amity Road, Conway

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