3 dead after tornado hits US town

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 31, 2010 19:08

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — A tornado  fueled by an unusually warm winter air sliced through parts of northwestern Arkansas early on New Year's Eve, killing three people, injuring several others and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

The dead were killed at Cincinnati, a hamlet of about 100 about three miles (five kilometers) from the Oklahoma border.Washington County sheriff's dispatcher Josh Howerton said the storm touched down near the center of the community. He said "lots of injuries" were reported, and officials in nearby Benton County said the storm injured two people and damaged five homes there.


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