Cleanup Continues In NW Ark Town Hit By Tornado

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Updated: 1/01/2011 7:35 pm Published: 1/01/2011 7:34 pm

CINCINNATI, Ark. (AP) — A Washington County Sheriff's Office sergeant says people cleaning up in a northwest Arkansas town hit by a tornado are doing "as well as can be expected."

Sgt. Richard Green says numerous volunteers have descended upon Cincinnati to assist residents Saturday, a day after a twister packing winds up to 140 mph tore through the tiny town, killing three people.

Green says he's seen volunteers from Oklahoma and from as far away as Ohio helping with cleanup efforts.

Washington County emergency management officials say the tornado that started in Oklahoma and tracked across the state line damaged at least 14 homes and one business in the area. The Cincinnati Fire Department building sustained major damage.

Green says the sheriff's office is maintaining an around-the-clock presence in Cincinnati during the cleanup.

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