Friday morning storms leave thousands without power
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Strong storms knocked out power to hundreds of people throughout Northeast Arkansas.
Entergy Arkansas reported more than 2,000 customers lost power statewide Friday morning.
Stone and Izard Counties reported the most outages.
Craighead Electric also reported several power outages, primarily in the Egypt area.
It was a scary start to the morning for residents of a Region 8 nursing home.
According to Jonesboro Dispatch, a possible lightning strike hit the Ridgecrest Health and Rehabilitation Center on East Johnson Avenue just after 3:30 a.m.
Everyone was evacuated and no injuries were reported.
Jonesboro fire officials said the staff heard a loud pop and evacuated everyone out of precaution.
No fire was found and all the electrical systems are working properly.
More rain and possible storms are expected throughout the day.
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