Dazed residents of Vilonia again feeling the loss

‘Just, there was nothing’

Posted: April 29, 2014 at 5:48 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --04/28/14-- Don Mallory, who's brother David Mallory, 58, was killed when his house was destroyed by the tornado that hit Vilonia Sunday night looks at the twisted remains of a 1955 Chevy that was one of his brother's prized posessions.

VILONIA — Don Mallory was on the phone with his younger brother, David, when the tornado hit Sunday evening.

Vilonia cleaning up from second devastating tornado in 3 years

The tornado that moved through Arkansas Sunday evening caused immense damage in Vilonia, leveling dozens of structures three years after a deadly tornado hit the same area. (By Gavin Lesnick)
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A safe room helped a Vilonia family escape Sunday's tornado without injury even as the home it was in was destroyed.


Safe room helps family survive tornado

Mike Hendrixson and Chuck Henninger of Paron recollect on Sunday's storm that swept through their community. Both men had damage to their property.


Paron residents hopeful after Sunday storm

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