Powerful storms hit Northeast Arkansas; two deaths reported | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Powerful storms hit Northeast Arkansas; two deaths reported

Posted By on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 2:12 PM

click to enlarge TREES DOWN: On Bermuda in Jonesboro. - TWITTER/KAIT
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  • TREES DOWN: On Bermuda in Jonesboro.

Powerful storms hit Northeast Arkansas today. They took down trees and power lines and caused other damage in numerous places. Lots of pictures from the region on KAIT-8's Twitter feed. They show storm efffects in Jonesboro, Paragould, Lepanto and Trumann, among others.

UPDATE: KAIT is reporting one storm-related death, in Black Rock. A driver who'd pulled off the road because of heavy rain was crushed by a falling tree. And winds damaged small planes at the Jonesboro airport, overturned a truck rig, tore off roofs and did other damage. Also, KARK reports a man in Jonesboro was killed by a felled tree.

ASU closed early for the day, as did other schools and institutions and photos continued to roll in of damage across a broad part of the region from high winds.

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