April 27, 2011
Knee deep in flood water, Crittenden County, Ark., Deputy Darryn Richardson wades through his apartment to retrieve his hunting rifles Wednesday in West Memphis, Ark., where most of the ground-floor units were flooded by storm runoff. West Memphis was declared a disaster area by the state as rains continued to pound the mid-south.
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A wave of thunderstorms with winds blowing near hurricane force strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people from Arkansas to Alabama, including a father struck by a tree while protecting his daughter at a Mississippi campsite.