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Security cameras capture deadly Ark. tornado unleashing its fury

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Lumber One Home Center's cameras captured the tornado taking shape near the parking lot from Highway 265. Lumber One Home Center's cameras captured the tornado taking shape near the parking lot from Highway 265.
Fifteen lives were lost and the storm flattened houses and ravaged neighborhoods in the deadly tornado. Fifteen lives were lost and the storm flattened houses and ravaged neighborhoods in the deadly tornado.
Mayflower, AR -

(WMC) - Security camera video reveals the deadly EF4 tornado that slammed Mayflower, Ark. in late April.

Lumber One Home Center's cameras captured the tornado taking shape near the parking lot from Highway 265. As heavy rain and strong winds approached, cameras inside the building started to shake as windows and doors rattled; items fell from shelves and smashed onto the floor. (If on mobile, you can follow this link: http://bit.ly/1gmad4Z)

National Weather Service officials said the tornado lasted more than an hour and covered 41.3 miles in central Arkansas. Fifteen lives were lost and the storm flattened houses and ravaged neighborhoods.

President Barack Obama visited Vilonia, Ark. a week after the 200 mile-per-hour twister devastated the community.

"This town has seen more than its fair share of tragedy," said Obama. "Almost exactly three years ago, another tornado leveled parts of Vilonia and some families and businesses had just finished rebuilding when they were forced to start all over, but folks here are tough."

See a before and after look of the tornado's aftermath in an interactive here:http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/category/282609/ark-before-and-after-ef4-tornado?mobilecgbypass.

As for Lumber One, the company suffered from $2 million in damages, but all 48 security cameras remain intact, according to KARK.

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