Saturday night storms bring tornadoes, damage

Damage from a home near Fair Oaks in Cross County Saturday night.
Damage from a home near Fair Oaks in Cross County Saturday night.

Jonesboro, AR (KAIT) - Severe storms Saturday night brought strong storms and at least one tornado through Region 8.

One storm that included several reports of a tornado left a path of damage from Woodruff County through Cross, Poinsett, and Mississippi Counties.  Most of the damage was confined to trees and power lines.

A number of homes are without power Sunday in Cross, Poinsett, and Mississippi Counties due to the storms knocking over lines and damaging sub-stations.  Most of the outages are in the Harrisburg area, but parts of Leachville, Monette, and Manila are without power Sunday morning.  It could be at least Sunday afternoon before power is restored.

Here are the storm damage reports for May, 1, 2010:

Entergy is reporting the severe weather and possible tornado damage to the high voltage transmission system the communities of Harrisburg and Trumann have lost power.  As of 10:30 Sunday morning, no customers in Trumann reported being without power. Reported outages are around 950 in Harrisburg.  There are about 1100 outages in the Monette area.  Entergy is working on getting power restored.  Entergy workers are on the scene working to rebuild destroyed transmission structures. Repairs will take several days to complete and electrical feeds will be returned back to their normal status at that time.

Cross County:  Scott May with the Office of Emergency Management tells Region 8 News there are homes damaged and power lines down.  The damage is spread out throughout the County, but it mostly in rural areas.  Most damage is reported to be West of Wynne along Highway 64.

Woodruff County:  Cotton plant damaged, cars in ditches, power lines down.  The Sheriff's Department reports there is damage to the Penrose community.

Independence County: One home has roof damage, some trees are down, and some minor street flooding was reported to the Office of Emergency Management.

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