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Viral Video: AR resident captures crazy footage of deadly tornado

A tornado (Justin Hobson/Wikimedia Commons/Released)
April 03, 2023

At least 32 people were killed over the weekend in a deadly storm system that tore through several states, spawning massive tornados and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. One of the residents impacted by the tornado captured “crazy footage” of the storm.

At least 59 tornadoes wreaked havoc in 11 states on Friday and Saturday, the National Weather Service reported, and over 28 million residents across the Southern and Midwestern United States were under a tornado watch on Friday.

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One tornado, with speeds up to 165 mph and a path length of 25 miles, destroyed parts of Little Rock, Arkansas on Friday afternoon.

A resident of Little Rock caught the tornado on video, writing, “Literally rode the tornado out on my porch.” The video was shared on Twitter and has racked up 2.3 million views.

According to ABC News, five people in Arkansas, five people in Indiana and four people in Illinois were killed in the storm. One person also died in Alabama and one person died in Mississippi as a result of the storm, as well.

On Monday, Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. retweeted aerial video of the devastation, writing, “We will be back stronger and better than ever! #LRStrong.”

Mayor Scott’s shared more words of support and encouragement shortly after the storm when he tweeted an update on the city’s recovery.

“As dawn breaks we start the long process of recovery and rebuilding. Little Rock is resilient & we will rebound stronger,” he wrote. “Thanks to all first responders and volunteers.”

“I’m starting my morning with our public works crews who are going out in the community to clear streets and remove debris to assist residents and utilities,” he added.