Fatalities, damage reported from Sunday night tornadoes

JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – At least 16 people have been confirmed dead from a series of dangerous severe weather in Arkansas.

Those who died as a result of the storms include 10 in Faulkner County, five in Pulaski County and one in White County according to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

Damaging winds, heavy rain and tornados hit parts of Region 8 hard late Sunday night.

The fire chief of Vilonia said a tornado caused widespread damage and multiple casualties. Jonesboro E-911 Coordinator Jeff Presley said five Jonesboro police officers have been sent to assist in the recovery effort in Vilonia.

Damage reports in Region 8 have been minimal so far, but heavy flash flooding is expected.

There are scattered power outages throughout Region 8. To view outage maps for surrounding areas, use the links below.

Entergy outage map

Craighead Electric outage map

Stay with Region 8 News for the latest information on the storms and damage reports.

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