In El Paso, some flee in time, woman dies

Posted: April 29, 2014 at 5:18 a.m.

EL PASO — When news came trickling in that a tornado had struck Vilonia, some 8 miles away, many El Paso residents high-tailed it.

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Laura Ward cradles her parent's family Bible as she tries to reach her pastor through sporadic cellular phone service outside their  nearly destroyed home along Hwy 365 in Mayflower Monday. Four family members rode out Sunday night's storm in the home with no major injuries.

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