(AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Brad Vest)
(AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Brad Vest)

Another wave of deadly tornadoes tore through the South leaving a trail of destruction and devastation behind. At least 30 people have been killed in storms stretching from Oklahoma to Arkansas.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers reports from Arkansas:

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has asked for a major disaster declaration for Faulkner County, and a trip down Main Street in Vilonia, Arkansas explains why. Trees are snapped, power lines are down, debris is everywhere.

Cody McCord told me one of his dad's buildings was hit there.

(McCord) "Right now, it's really just a pile of wood and iron. I mean, there's not much left. There's a couple of cars that have been thrown in it... And there's not much left to salvage out of it, I don't guess."

Power is out to tens of thousands of people.

In Maumelle, Arkansas, Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio.

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People in Arkansas are starting the long task of cleaning up after the weekend's deadly tornado outbreak there.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers has more from Arkansas:

One of the first things you see on the way into town is what's left of the Vilonia United Methodist Church with the sign on the door that reads "service in the family life center".

But they won't be holding services in that building for a while because it was demolished by the tornado.

Tom Wilkins attends the church and says the whole experience was eerily similar to the twister that hit Vilonia almost exactly three years ago.

(Wilkins) "We've been through it, not quite this extent."

He thinks that's helping the town deal with the thought of rebuilding... Again.

(Wilkins) "It's easier this time."

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has asked for a major disaster declaration for Faulkner County, which was hit hardest by the deadly tornado that rolled through the state on Sunday.

In Maumelle, Arkansas, Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio.

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