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Thousands Without Power After Overnight Storms

Little Rock, AR (KAIT) - The remnants of Hurricane Ike bore down on Arkansas Saturday, Saturday night and into early Sunday morning.

John Robinson of the National Weather Service in North Little Rock said there was a good chance at least one tornado touched down briefly - although that doesn't mean anyone would have seen it.

Robinson said nobody has said they saw one touch down yet, but that a tropical system like this produces rather brief tornadoes.

Renee Preslar, a spokeswoman for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, said a tree fell on a trailer in Alpin in Perry County.

She also said trees and power lines were down in Columbia, Lafayette, Miller and Nevada counties.

There have also been numerous reports of downed trees across Northeast Arkansas.

Dan Daugherty, a spokesman for Entergy Arkansas, reported 13 thousand without power across the state of Arkansas.

The hardest-hit areas were Magnolia, Hot Springs, El Dorado and Jacksonville.

There is also significant damage to homes and vehicles in the Northeast corner of the state.

There are still high wind warnings for much of Northeast Arkansas and emergency management officials are urging people to stay indoors until debris is cleared from the roads and homes.

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