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Three year anniversary of deadly tornado

Tornado damage in Vilonia, AR (Source: KAIT) Tornado damage in Vilonia, AR (Source: KAIT)
VILONIA, AR -

Thursday was the third anniversary of a tornado that killed four people and devastated a town in central Arkansas. 

Vilonia was hit by an EF4 tornado that day, with the storm also damaging Mayflower as it went through Faulkner, Pulaski and White counties. Overall, 16 people were killed during the tornado. 

The town was also hit by a tornado in 2011. 

Residents there has worked to rebuild their town while a local family has worked to honor one of their own. 

The Wassom family recently rebuilt a playground, using building materials from parks damaged by the 2014 storm. The playground was built in honor of Master Sgt. Daniel Wassom, who died in the tornado. 

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