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Tornadoes hit Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa

(CNN) -- Parts of the South and Midwest could be in for more severe weather Monday, a day after suspected tornadoes killed at least 18 people in three states, including 10 who died in one devastated Arkansas county.

"It's chaos here," said James Firestone, mayor of Vilonia, Arkansas, one of the two hard-hit towns in Faulkner County. "Our downtown area seems like it's completely leveled."

"There's a few buildings partially standing, but the amount of damage is tremendous," he said Sunday. "There's gas lines spewing. Of course, power lines down. Houses are just a pile of brick."

Widespread damage was also reported in the nearby Arkansas town of Mayflower.

"There were cars flipped everywhere, there were people screaming," James Bryant, a Mississippi State University meteorology student who witnessed the storm, told CNN's "New Day" on Monday. "It was a tough scene."

As rescue crews continued to search for anyone who may remain trapped and residents began the long job of cleaning up, forecasters warned of more potentially dangerous weather Monday.

About 3 million people were under a moderate threat of severe weather Monday, CNN meteorologist Indra Petersons said. About 24 million were at slight risk of severe storms, she said.

Monday's forecast calls for a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail in parts of the South. Portions of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana are at the greatest risk, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

The storms also will stretch into the Midwest and Ohio River Valley, with much of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky at a slight risk of severe weather, according to forecasters.
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