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Two tornadoes confirmed in central Arkansas
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes hit Arkansas this week in devastating storms that killed at least seven people.

One twister went through neighborhoods in west Little Rock. Another touched down about six and a half miles south of Scott.
John Robinson, a warning coordination meteorologist for the weather service, says the danger to residents may have been worse late Thursday and early Friday because the storms hit during the middle of the night.

In several cases, victims were asleep when the storms hit their homes.

Robinson and other officials say there's a greater risk of injuries or death when storms hit in the middle of the night.

On Saturday, work crews and residents continued to clear trees and fix storm damage.

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