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Van Buren, AR

Small Tornado Strikes Western Arkansas

VAN BUREN, AR - The National Weather Service says a small tornado has damaged eight to ten homes in a rural area of Crawford County, northwest of Van Buren.  The tornado touched down late yesterday morning as a severe thunderstorm moved through the area.

Windows were blown out of several homes and the roof of a mobile home was destroyed.  In addition, trees were uprooted and power lines were downed.

Power outages were reported in Van Buren, Alma and Fort Smith.  Only minor injuries were reported.

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