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Deadly Tornadoes Rip Through the Midwest, Tearing Apart Towns, Communities and Families

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NBC RIGHT NOW-- Forecasters in the Midwest expect another two days of tornadoes after deadly storms ripped through Arkansas and Oklahoma.

The tornado in Arkansas touched down about 10 miles west of Little Rock Sunday night

According to the National Weather Service it moved northeastward for at least 30-miles, it missed the state capital but passed through several of its suburbs, causing widespread damage in the communities of Mayflower and Vilonia, and grew to be a half-mile wide.

According to NBC News meteorologist Bill Karins, preliminary numbers of tornadoes reported to the national weather service on Sunday is at 31

Forecasters in Little Rock said the Mayflower and Vilonia storm might be the nation's strongest twister to date this year.

After the tornado hit in Arkansas, another deadly one touched down in Oklahoma killing one person and sending several others to local hospitals. It touched down in Quapaw near the Kansas border.

This is just one year after that twister hit Moore Oklahoma last may, killing 24 people.

Tornadoes also hit Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Louisiana.