NWS: Brief EF-1 tornado touched down in Jonesboro

Inside shot of damage at Oak and Rains. (Source: Zane Yancey via Twitter)
Inside shot of damage at Oak and Rains. (Source: Zane Yancey via Twitter)
(Source: Jonesboro E911 via Twitter)
(Source: Jonesboro E911 via Twitter)
(Source: Jonesboro E911 via Twitter)
(Source: Jonesboro E911 via Twitter)
(Source: Jonesboro E911 via Twitter)
(Source: Jonesboro E911 via Twitter)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado hit Jonesboro briefly Monday morning.

Preliminary findings from the NWS indicated the tornado was an EF-1 with winds peaking at 100 to 105 mph.

The tornado touched down about a half mile south-southeast of Downtown Jonesboro around 6:28 a.m. The event lasted less than one minute.

Damage was found between Citizen Street and the intersection of Rains Street and E. Oak Avenue.

Jonesboro E911 Dispatch reports the following damages as of Monday morning:

  • Oak and Rains-roof damage, trees down in roadway (pictured)
  • Highway 91 near Westside Schools-trees blocking the road
  • Southwest Drive and Culberhouse-tree down, power outages

Jonesboro police were dispatched to apartments on Oak and Rains for severe damage. One Twitter user showed what happened.

Power outages are being reported throughout the area as well.

Here are links to outages maps:

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