Tornado destroys home near Yellville, traps man for 45 minutes

Tornado destroys home near Yellville, traps man for 45 minutes
Damage was done early Thursday morning in Marion County. (Source: KY3)

YELLVILLE, AR (KAIT/KY3) - Arkansas’s first tornado of 2019 destroyed a Marion County home and left a man trapped.

As Springfield television station KY3 reports, the line of storms rolled through the area around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Crews rescued a man who was trapped for approximately 45 minutes as the storm destroyed his home.

He appeared to be alright after the damage.

The man says his oxygen tank alarm woke him up and may have saved his life.

The state and county departments cleared the debris away from the home so that he and his wife could get out.

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