Mayflower, Ark Tornado Caught on Camera

Published 04/28 2014 05:39AM

Updated 04/28 2014 05:43AM

MAYFLOWER, Ark. -- A broad tornado sliced through Little Rock's suburbs Sunday (4/27), killing 11 people and leaving behind a miles-long path of destruction as a powerful system rumbling off the Plains provided a violent kick-start to the nation's tornado season.

Storm chaser Brett Adair with Live Storms Media captured this video which he says is the tornado that hit Mayflower, Arkansas.

The scene was the same in town after town, with emergency workers and volunteers going door-to-door to check for victims. State troopers performed the same task among the damaged and toppled 18-wheelers, cars and trucks on a two-mile stretch of Interstate 40, a major thoroughfare in and out of Arkansas' capital city.

Forecasters had warned for days that violent weather would strike this weekend, ending an unusually calm weather pattern. A morning storm forced a delay at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and by afternoon the weather system had grown deadly, spawning a tornado that killed a person in Quapaw, Oklahoma, before moving north into Kansas and destroying dozens of homes in Baxter Springs.

(Video courtesty: Live Storms Media)

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