Claims 11 Lives Across Five States
By: Nitin Singh
At least 11 people have died across five states after a tornado outbreak on Friday night.
Dozens of tornadoes were reported across Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
More than 28 million people across the South and Midwest were under a tornado watch going into Friday night.
The exact number of confirmed tornadoes has yet to be verified.
Of the 11 people who have died, five were in Arkansas, three in Indiana, one in Illinois, one in Alabama, and one in Mississippi.
More than 50 people have been hospitalized in Pulaski County, Arkansas, with that number expected to rise.
Four people have been pronounced dead in the northeastern Arkansas city of Wynne.
A tornado emergency had been issued for metro Little Rock, Arkansas, Friday afternoon, due to the threat of a damaging tornado and quarter-sized hail.
Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. said 24 people have been hospitalized and that he is "not aware of any fatalities in Little Rock at this time."
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