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Weather Service Confirms Tornado Near Star City

STAR CITY, AR - The National Weather Service says a tornado did some damage just west of Star City in a storm system that also injured three people near Edmonson.

The agency says the Wednesday tornado reached speeds of 86 to 110 miles per hour and covered five-and-a-half miles.

The Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management says five mobile homes were destroyed by the storm and one sustained minor damage.  Four homes also sustained minor damage.

The storm uprooted hundreds of trees.  Forecasters say the city of Pine Bluff and Dollarway High School also sustained damage from winds of 70 miles per hour.

Near Edmonson, the agency says high winds destroyed two trailers and injured three people.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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