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WATCH: Death toll rises after tornadoes rip through central U.S.
Twisters destroyed homes in Arkansas & Oklahoma. Tornadoes also touched down in Nebraska, Iowa & Missouri
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A tornado system ripped through the central U.S. and left at least 17 dead, officials said.

Matt DeCample, a spokesman for Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, said 16 people in his state were killed Sunday when a tornado carved through several Little Rock suburbs.
    
A separate tornado from the same storm system killed one person in Oklahoma.
    
The large tornado outside Little Rock, Arkansas, stayed on the ground as it moved northeastward for at least 30 miles (48 kilometres). Television footage showed badly damaged buildings and vehicles.
    
Tornadoes also touched down in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.


    
Tornado watches (which means twisters could develop but aren't an immediate threat) were in effect for states as far west as New Mexico and as far east as Tennessee, and the system produced storms that were moving through the region in waves. Watches were also issued for Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Iowa, Texas and Louisiana.
    
In Oklahoma, Ottawa County Emergency Management director Joe Dan Morgan said Quapaw, which has about 900 residents, was heavily damaged.
    
``Looks like about half of town got extensive damage as well as the fire department,'' Morgan said.
    
Authorities earlier had said two were killed in Quapaw. Sheriff's dispatcher Kelli Soechs declined to explain the discrepancy.
    
Six people were treated for tornado-related injuries at Baptist Regional Health Center, said hospital spokeswoman Kristie Wallace.
    
The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a tractor-trailer was blown onto its side on Interstate 70. No one was injured.

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A tornado system ripped through the central U.S. and left at least 17 dead, officials said.

Matt DeCample, a spokesman for Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, said 16 people in his state were killed Sunday when a tornado carved through several Little Rock suburbs.
    
A separate tornado from the same storm system killed one person in Oklahoma.
    
The large tornado outside Little Rock, Arkansas, stayed on the ground as it moved northeastward for at least 30 miles (48 kilometres). Television footage showed badly damaged buildings and vehicles.
    
Tornadoes also touched down in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.


    
Tornado watches (which means twisters could develop but aren't an immediate threat) were in effect for states as far west as New Mexico and as far east as Tennessee, and the system produced storms that were moving through the region in waves. Watches were also issued for Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Iowa, Texas and Louisiana.
    
In Oklahoma, Ottawa County Emergency Management director Joe Dan Morgan said Quapaw, which has about 900 residents, was heavily damaged.
    
``Looks like about half of town got extensive damage as well as the fire department,'' Morgan said.
    
Authorities earlier had said two were killed in Quapaw. Sheriff's dispatcher Kelli Soechs declined to explain the discrepancy.
    
Six people were treated for tornado-related injuries at Baptist Regional Health Center, said hospital spokeswoman Kristie Wallace.
    
The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a tractor-trailer was blown onto its side on Interstate 70. No one was injured.

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