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Arkansas storm victims given opportunity to charge phone

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MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Residents of central Arkansas who lost power during a tornado are being offered a chance to charge their electronic devices at mobile generators deployed near heavily damaged areas.

AT&T says it has set up a temporary cell tower near Mayflower and now has six sites set up as charging stations. Verizon says it added increased capacity to its network to allow for extra cell phone traffic. The company is also offering six charging stations in the area.

The charging sites are at the high school and middle school in Mayflower.

In Vilonia, the stations are at City Hall, the Beryl Baptist Church and at the Plantation Acres subdivision.

Both companies are also offering charging sites in Conway.

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