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Severe storms roll through Region 8 causing damage

(Source: Dillan Williams) (Source: Dillan Williams)
Power lines down in Waldenburg (Source: Glen Dugan) Power lines down in Waldenburg (Source: Glen Dugan)
Damage to Jordan's Gas Station in Waldenburg Damage to Jordan's Gas Station in Waldenburg
Billboard damaged in Waldenburg Billboard damaged in Waldenburg

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Hundreds are without power and property damaged in Poinsett County as strong storms moved through the area.

According to the National Weather Service, the police and EMS were reporting power lines and several billboards were down around the Waldenbug area.

The Jordan's Gas Station on Highway 49 was damaged by the storms. The canopy over the gas pumps suffered damage, and a nearby billboard was blown over.

Angela Delancy was inside Jordan's when the storm hit. She told Region 8 News though they couldn't see outside for the heavy rain, they had to lock the doors to keep them from blowing open.

"We could barely hold it closed it was pulling so hard, so it was trying to stay open," Delancy said. "The billboard landed like 7 foot from my car...and I just moved it but...it even pulled the gas cap open on my car so it was pretty crazy."

Down the road from the gas station, power crews were already on site of several downed power lines.

There were also reporting that the roof was blown off of a warehouse and reports of trees down and blown on top of cars in Crittenden County.

Entergy Arkansas is reporting approximately 500 people are without power in Poinsett County.

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The Region 8 Storm Team will continue to track the storms and break into programming when necessary.

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