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New AR Death Toll: 14 But Likely To Go Up

(WREG-TV) At least 14 people are confirmed dead dead in Arkansas after a suspected long track tornado moved through areas north of Little Rock.

Earlier reports put the number at 16 but Governor Beebe said there was a double count in Pulaski County.

Sadly, the governor said he does expect the number to increase again.

Faulkner County: 10 deaths
Pulaski County: 3 deaths
White County: 1 death

It's believed the tornado stayed on the ground for 80 miles.

There are reports of massive damage in the Mayflower area in Faulkner County, including reports of a Wildlife Service building that has been damaged.

Extreme damage was also reported in Vilonia, AR, where numerous injuries have been reported.

In the WREG coverage area, the National Weather Service says a possible tornado touched down in Quitman County, MS northeast of Marks. Damage there was limited to downed trees, power lines and minor property damage.

A tornado also struck a small town in northeastern Oklahoma on Sunday, killing one person.

Authorities in Quapaw say the north side of town was hit hard. Quapaw is located about 20 miles southwest of Joplin.

A tornado also touched down in across the state line in Baxter Springs, KS.

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