March 9, 2006 -- Posted at 10:25 p.m. CST
CORNING, AR -- Thursday, Region 8 received more than its fair share of Mother Nature’s wrath.
The people of
Heavy winds and rain ravaged the city of
Straight line winds produced by the storm were so powerful that they blew over two tractor trailers.
Michael Brown was driving one of the tractor trailers when it went up on two wheels, and crashed to the ground.
He walked away from the accident unharmed.
“I was driving along, and straight line winds from the west and blew me over. I felt them coming, so I just slowed down, and rode them out,” said Brown.
The driver of the other truck was transported to an area hospital.
The roof covering a row of shops in downtown
“From about three stores down from right here, the roofs were ripped off. Now it’s all wadded, and twisted, and down the street,” said Sgt. Jimmy Leach of the Corning Police Department.
Several power lines were knocked down as well.
The cities of Piggott and Rector, also in