Damage reported during severe storms

Damage reported during severe storms
(Source: National Weather Service)
(Source: National Weather Service)
(Source: National Weather Service)
(Source: National Weather Service)
(Source: National Weather Service)
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Hornersville (Source: Felicia Dogan)
Hornersville (Source: Felicia Dogan)

(KAIT) - Strong storms produced several tornado warnings and strong winds across several Region 8 counties early Sunday morning.

According to Entergy Arkansas, thousands of customers are without power. The hardest hit counties are Clay, Craighead, Poinsett, Mississippi, and White counties.

Also, Craighead Electric is reporting outages in Craighead and Lawrence counties.

View the latest road closures from I-Drive Arkansas.

Here are the damage reports we've received:

Lawrence County

  • Several trees over the roads and fence were blown over.
  • Highway 115 south of Imboden closed due to high water.
Jackson County
  • Numerous reports of trees down across the county.
  • Highway 69: Tree blocked on the bridge and a driver reports water is over the Highway. Avoid the highway.
  • Highway 17E near Weldon: tree reported over the road.
  • Highway 224: Tree down over the road. Emergency crews on the scene to prevent drivers from hitting it.
  • Highway 226 coming into Craighead County: water over the highway
  • Localized flooding reported in Tuckerman and Newport
  • Highway 18 (a 3.74-mile stretch) - west of Grubbs closed due to high water.
  • Highway 226 (a 6.44-mile stretch) - south of Swifton closed due to high water.

Independence County

  • Cord Road is closed. In the 6100 block, the base under the asphalt is washed out and the road has caved in.
  • Hwy 122 towards Newark closed due to high water
  • Hwy 37 to Elgin-Water over the road. Barricades have been put in place.
  • Thida Road:  The north end by the double bridges is under water. County road crew is in route to the area, county dispatch is reporting. Also, dispatch is reporting the following:
  • North Vaughn in Sulphur Rock, the Sulphur Rock end culvert is washed out.
  • Oak Hill Loop, 1st entrance off of Highway 69 is water covered.
  • Holcomb Cemetery rd has been barricaded due to water.
  • Rounds Road by Lonoke off of Gap Road is washed out.
  • Floral-Wagonwheel-Low Water Bridge - a large section of asphalt is missing.
  • Peach Orchard Road - a part of the road is missing.
  • Earnhardt going to the Boys Ranch is covered in water.
  • Arkansas 122 (10.51-mile stretch) - north of Newark closed due to high water.
Craighead County
  • Trees down across Highway 163 near the county line, police dispatched to the scene
  • Trees down at Rains and Campus Street area in Jonesboro
  • Heavy rain causes early morning evacuations
  • Power poles reported down on Hogan Street in Monette
  • Power poles down in the Black Oak area
  • Hwy 158 north of HWY 18 is completely closed down to all traffic
  • style="margin-left:0in;">Tree down on house 300 block of Fisher Street in Monette
  • style="margin-left:0in;">Hwy 135 two miles south of Black Oak closes due to high water
  • style="margin-left:0in;">Campus & Rains street-intersection blocked by downed tree
  • style="margin-left:0in;">State Highway 463 in Jonesboro has been closed due to high water
  • Arkansas 135 (South of Black Oak) - a 1.2-mile stretch. Traffic is being detoured southbound onto Arkansas 148 and northbound traffic is being diverted onto County Road 835.
  • Arkansas 158 near Bowman - a 2.5-mile stretch closed due to downed power lines.
  • Highway 349 just west of Jonesboro has been closed due to high water
  • A 2.8-mile stretch of Arkansas 230 at Bono is closed due to high water.

Greene County

  • Sheriff's Office reports trees down across the county
  • Reports of high water on County Road 645
  • Police department has not received damage reports yet.

Randolph County

  • No reports of damage
  • Flooding reported throughout the county
  • Hwy 90 closed due to flooding
  • Arkansas 304 (2-mile stretch) south of Pocahontas closed due to high water.
  • Arkansas 90 (a 1.5-mile stretch) near Ravenden Springs is closed due to high water.
  • Hwy 328 between Reyno and Maynard closed due to high water.

Poinsett County

  • Trees and power lines down in Weiner via police chief
  • Highway 69 near Stacy has been closed due to high waters
  • State Highway 214 near Fishers closed due to high water

Sharp County

Clay County

  • Two houses damaged south of Corning.
  • Approximately 5,000 people are without power in the north part of Corning and Greenway.
  • Grain bins and a shop in McDougal were damaged.

Mississippi County

  • Flooding and power poles are reported down throughout the county. Most of Blytheville is without power.
  • Arkansas 77 (Leachville to the Arkansas/Missouri line).

Cleburne County

Stone County

  • The Hayden Heights area at JoJo's Restaurant in the Mountain View area is closed to through traffic.


  • Several mobile homes damaged in Gobler, Missouri
  • Hornersville has a lot of trees & power lines down
  • Building heavily damaged at Cotton Plant, north of 4-way stop.
  • Roads are flooded throughout Dunklin County, with trees and power lines down on K Highway.
  • Home destroyed in Pemiscot County area - no location given by NWS & MSHP
  • More damage and road closures here
  • Alton R-4 cancels classes Monday 

River Stages:

River stages in several Region 8 counties are showing sharp rising over the next 48-72 hours. Several forecasts are showing the Current River cresting at 26.5 feet, which is just three inches from the 26.8ft record.

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