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1 killed as storms sweep across several states

4 years 1 month 5 days ago Monday, October 13 2014 Oct 13, 2014 October 13, 2014 4:04 PM October 13, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes struck Arkansas as a powerful storm system crossed the state, as well as Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Meteorologist Joe Goudsward says a tornado struck near Ashdown, about 150 miles southwest of Little Rock, where a man was killed when his home was destroyed. Goudsward says the second twister struck near England, about 30 miles southeast of Little Rock.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Monday as the severe weather moved across his state, downing trees and power lines and leaving thousands without electricity.

The storms began their path Sunday across Oklahoma, toppling power lines and overturning tractor-trailers along Interstate 40. Thousands of homes and businesses lost electricity in parts of North Texas.

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