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Powerful storms leave behind damage in Region 8

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Powerful storms tore through parts of Region 8 Friday and Saturday ripping roofs off homes and downing power lines across the region.

The National Weather Service reported that 4 homes sustained roof damage near Kensett in White County. They also report that a porch was blown off of a home.

In Independence County the Office of Emergency Management reported in Newark, that a mobile home was destroyed when a large oak tree fell on it. An equipment shed was also damaged, destroying all of the farming equipment that was stored inside.

The city of Hoxie spent Friday night in the dark, after trees and power lines were snapped and blown down.

Hoxie Police Chief Glen Smith told Region 8 News a roof was ripped off one of the buildings at the baseball field and a set of bleachers was picked up and moved by the heavy winds.  Smith said there are several trees down in the city including one that fell on a home.

Chief Smith said Pratt Salvage was also damaged by the storms, causing between $15,000 and $20,000 in damage.

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