Clean-up Job Follows Morning Storm

July 22, 2003 - Posted at: 4:19 p.m. CDT

MARION, Ark.  Marion's Grove Park trailer park is one of the most damaged parts of Region Eight, after some powerful storms hit around 6 A.M. this morning.  "He and I was in there when it hit," said Bill Carr, referring to his small dog, Toby, and his home. "It's just happened all at once. I went through my trailer, and I grabbed my little dog, and we went to the bathtub like I was always told to do, and it was over that quick."

After the storms rolled through the area, many people went to a shelter at First Baptist Church in Martion where they found a dry place to be and a good meal, thanks to the church and the American Red Cross.  Arkansas Entergy says seven thousand customers in the state are still without power.