Updated: 04/28/2014 12:27 PM
Created: 04/28/2014 9:54 AM WDIO.com
VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas governor's aide Matt DeCample says the state death toll from tornadoes that swept through the Little Rock area has been revised downward to 14 from 16, as two victims were counted twice.
He says he still expects the overall death toll to rise, however. Emergency officials searched for survivors Monday in the debris left by the tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock.
The tornado that slammed into Vilonia was among a rash of tornadoes and strong storms that rumbled across the Midwest and South. Forecasters warned of more tornadoes, winds and hail in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana.
Another twister killed a person in Quapaw, Okla. One person died in Keokuk County, Iowa after powerful winds swept through.
Obama pledges federal help after deadly tornado
President Barack Obama is sending his deepest condolences to those affected by a deadly tornado that ripped through Arkansas and is directing federal resources to the area.
The White House says Obama is sending Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate to Arkansas to support state and local efforts. Obama also telephoned Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe to offer help.
Speaking at a news conference in the Philippines, Obama praised the heroic efforts of first responders and neighbors and said people hit by the disaster should know that their country is ready to help them "recover and rebuild, as long as it takes."
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