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Red Cross opens emergency shelters in Arkansas

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published April 28, 2014 at 7:09 a.m. Updated April 28, 2014 at 7:16 a.m.

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At the shelter set up at Mayflower Middle School on Monday, April 28, 2014, volunteers outnumbered displaced residents.

Tornado damage in Arkansas

Three years after a tornado devastated the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia, its residents again huddled in storm cellars as a powerful twister carved a of destruction through suburbs north of Little Rock, killing at least 15 people. (April 28) (By Associated Press- Brian Emfinger )
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LITTLE ROCK — More than 200 people displaced by severe weather spent the night at six shelters operated or supported by the American Red Cross in Arkansas.

Sixteen people died Sunday night in Arkansas as a tornado carved an 80-mile path of destruction. Another tornado in Quapaw, Okla., killed one person.

The Red Cross has opened emergency shelters at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1115 College Ave. in Conway, and Beryl Baptist Church, at 873 U.S. 64 East in Vilonia.

Three other Red Cross-supported shelters are also open. In Conway, they are at Antioch Baptist Church, 150 Amity Road; Oak Bowery Baptist Church, 889 Otto Road; and Point of Grace Baptist Church, 1070 Markham St. In Vilonia, the Red Cross is supporting a shelter at Mars Hill Church of Christ, 1028 County Line Road.

A shelter is also available at Mayflower Middle School, 18 Eagle Circle.

The shelters are providing cots, blankets and food for the displaced residents.

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MonicaB says... April 28, 2014 at 10:23 a.m.

What is the best way to locate someone? I have an Aunt that lives in Mayflower and can't get a hold of her. Any suggestions on who to contact?

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