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WEEKEND STORMS: Damage reported across Region 8

(Source: www.weather.gov) (Source: www.weather.gov)
(KAIT) -

A strong line of storms in Region 8 left behind damage in numerous communities.

As of 4 p.m. Sunday, utility crews continued to work to restore power. Entergy Arkansas reported 520 customers in the Trumann area were without power, with another 210 customers in Marked Tree without power. There were about 200 or so customers in Cherokee Village without power, with about 60 without power in the Lepanto area. 

Earlier in the day, Entergy Arkansas reported about 550 customers in the Cherokee Village area were without power as well as 500 customers in the Trumann area were without power. Nearly 400 customers in the Harrisburg area were also without power, as well as 250 each in the Marked Tree and Lepanto areas. 

According to Entergy Arkansas spokesman Kerri Jackson Case, crews are expected to have power back on by Sunday night or early Monday. 

Trees were also reported down on houses and roads in the Lepanto area, according to the National Weather Service. 

According to its website, there were still sporadic outages in the Craighead Electric coverage area. 

Click here for a link to Craighead Electric's outage map and click here Entergy Arkansas's outage map.

Here is a list of the damage Region 8 News has received so far:

Craighead County

  • Roof blown off large metal shop on HWY 1, south of Jonesboro
  • Fire reported at a home on County Road 7593 after lightning struck a home. Fire was quickly extinguished, no one was injured.
  • Tree and power lines down on Elm Street in west Jonesboro
  • Power and traffic signals out in Downtown Jonesboro
  • Tree blocking road at HWY 141 and HWY 358
  • Tree and power lines down on the 100-block of Tennessee Street in Caraway
  • Tree down on HWY 18 between HWY 226 and HWY  91, power lines hanging across the road

Greene County

  • Water reported over East Kingshighway at the 1700 block around 10:15 p.m.
  • Tree blocked part of Wirt Street in Paragould, crews quickly removed the tree
  • Tree blocked part of Pruett's Chapel Road, east of S. Rockingchair Road in Paragould
  • PWLC working to fix power pole leaning "badly" at Barnhill Road and Christopher Drive in Paragould

Lawrence County

  • Tree reported on house in Walnut Ridge - dispatch could not provide a specific address, but no one was injured
  • Tree limbs reported on the roads in several areas

Randolph County

  • Tree limbs down across the county, no major damage

Jonesboro E-911 Director Jeff Presley said the 911 center in Jonesboro was briefly without power and used a backup generator as the storms moved through the area. 

The National Weather Service also reported 67 mph winds in the Corning area Saturday night, as well as nickel-sized hail in Sedgwick and one-inch hail in Marmaduke.

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