Tornado Storm System Kills 7 in Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi

Tornado activity in the South and Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses on New Year's Eve, killing seven and injuring many more.

Twisters killed four people in Missouri and leveled at least 50 homes, damaging as many as 280, AP reported Sunday.

In Arkansas, tornados killed three and damaged 27 homes and six businesses.

The National Weather Service also confirmed storm activity in Mississippi to be three tornadoes. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said the twisters wrecked 39 homes and 40 businesses, AP said.

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