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Tornado all but wipes out Arkansas subdivision; tragedy hits home
Tornado all but wipes out Arkansas subdivision; tragedy hits home

VILONIA, Ark. — The Parkwood Meadows subdivision is only several years old, a cluster of brick homes where neighbors know each other and children play at a portable basketball hoop rolled onto the street. On Monday, numerous residents were believed dead and others, including children, were hospitalized after a tornado transformed the subdivision into a bizarre and tragic landscape: Only eight homes are still standing in the roughly 50-house neighborhood. One of the main streets, Aspen Creek Drive, was leveled. Winds impaled wading pools on fences.  Trees toppled, shorn of leaves. Dozens of cars came to rest amid the remnants of neighbor’s homes. The capricious...

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