Arkansas residents resolve to stay after twister

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Associated Press

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 4:04 AM

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) — Michael and Christina Saville had what they regarded as their perfect home on the banks of Lake Conway. They say they will again, too.

The Savilles lost their roof during a tornado Sunday night, and their front porch is missing. But they remain focused on what they need to do to rebuild the home they've had for eight years.

Christina Saville says they "waited so long for the right home" and will get things back to how they were eventually.

Sunday's storm killed more than a dozen people in Arkansas as it roared through some 80 miles of the state. The communities of Mayflower and Vilonia, just north of Little Rock, got pummeled.

Residents vowed Tuesday to salvage what they can, haul away the rest and construct something new.

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