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  Cleanup continues one week after storm

The city of Walnut Ridge reminds residents there is a location for limbs and tree debris only to be brought to after the May 4 storm.

Calcasieu Pass experiences rare heat burst phenomenon

  Frost brings potential problems for gardeners

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Lightning obliterates tree outside high school in Wis.

  Wintering birds decrease after winter weather

Tennessee flood deaths rise to 6 with more rain coming

  Property owner: “Just happy everyone is alive” after tornado

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  The Jonesboro Tornado: One Year Later

  Residents around Prospect Road describe experience, aftermath of March 28 tornado

  Jonesboro neighborhoods prep for another possible round of flooding

  Brookland braces for more potential flooding

  What’s YOUR story about Jonesboro’s tornado last March?

  Mobile home dwellers should take precautions during severe weather

  Mental health therapist shares ways to cope with weather anxiety

True Hope Counseling in Jonesboro says the main reason people feel storm anxiety is because they feel out of control and the best way to deal with these feelings is to make a plan and prepare.

  The teardown of the Mall begins

For the first time in almost a year, parts of the Mall at Turtle Creek are being demolished.

NAEC: Threat of curtailment and rolling power outages appears to be over for members

NAEC officials said Sunday night that the threat of curtailments following the brutal stretch of winter weather appears to be over.

Frozen pipes, electric woes remain as cold snap eases grip

It faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and widespread power outages.

  With no water service, Louisiana family bathes kids in a crawfish pot

Winter Storm II Update: Amanda Hanson with Region 8 News team coverage - P.M. edition

Winter Storm II Update: Amanda Hanson with Region 8 News team coverage

  Heartland electric co-ops warn customer of possible rolling blackouts

FedEx packages possibly delayed as winter weather hits Memphis hub

  Lawrence County continues cleaning, preparing for potential snow Monday

  Fire marshal recommends safe ways to keep your house warm

With temperatures expected to drop over the weekend, Fire Marshal Daniel Holifield said you should not do anything that could put your home at risk of a fire.

  At least 5 killed in massive crash on icy Texas interstate

At the scene of the crash on Interstate 35 near Fort Worth, a tangle of semitrailers, cars and trucks had crashed into each other and had turned every which way, with some vehicles on top of others.

Several flights canceled at Memphis International Airport

Several flights meant to depart from the Memphis International Airport have been canceled or delayed this morning.

  ArDOT District 10 and 5 pretreat roads in NEA; nearly 250 people on standby for inclement weather in District 10

Smithee says around 250 people over the seven counties District 10 covers will be working to make sure the roads are as clear as possible.

  Slick roads keeping tow trucks busy

The slick roads Wednesday kept area tow truck drivers busy.

Icy roads send several vehicles into ditches

Road conditions have not been ideal on Highway 1 from Jonesboro into Harrisburg. On Wednesday morning, several people ended up in the ditch.

  Poplar Bluff police give tips for driving in hazardous winter weather

Due to hazardous conditions, multiple crashes are happening across our roadways.

  Poinsett County faces harsh road conditions, roads closed in Trumann

Road conditions have been rough in Poinsett County. According to the Sheriff’s Department, there have been 14 confirmed wrecks and two rollovers, leading to Trumann closing sections of highways.

  Bridges, overpasses ‘slick’ following morning snow

While much of Northeast Arkansas received just a little snow and sleet Wednesday morning, it was enough to cause major traffic troubles.

  14-year-old boy killed in overnight tornado in Fultondale

There are multiple reports of damage in northern Jefferson County after a possible tornado touched down late Monday night.

Fultondale Waffle House and Full Moon Bar-B-Que feed community following tornado

Following Monday night’s deadly EF-2 tornado, the restaurant started feeding anyone who needed a meal.

Motorist rescued after 10 hours in car buried by snow plow

The man had hypothermia and frostbite when he was removed from the car. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Region 8 Storm Team named Grand Marshals for Jonesboro Christmas Parade

The Region 8 Storm Team were honored Sunday for their work during the March 28 tornado, when the Jonesboro Jaycees named the team the Grand Marshals for this year’s Jonesboro Christmas Parade.

Small earthquake recorded near Caruthersville, Mo.

The USGS reports a magnitude 2.3 earthquake was recorded just before 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.

  Severe storms leave power outages, damaged homes, train cars off tracks

The National Weather Service issued multiple tornado warnings late Saturday night into Sunday morning as storms rolled through Northeast Arkansas.

Eta back to sea as Central America tallies damages and dead

Its torrential rains battered economies already strangled by the COVID-19 pandemic, took all from those who had little and laid bare the shortcomings of governments unable to aid their citizens and pleading for international assistance.

Al Roker to take time off work to battle prostate cancer

Roker revealed he got the diagnosis Sept. 29. It began with a routine physical when his doctor discovered he had an elevated prostate-specific antigen in his bloodwork. That led to him getting an MRI, followed by a biopsy, to confirm his diagnosis.

  Zeta batters Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2.6 million homes and businesses without power in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least six deaths.

  Restaurant on Red Wolf demolished 7 months after tornado, plans to rebuild

An official with Cheddar’s owner, Darden Restaurant’s, said Thursday afternoon that the company plans to rebuild the restaurant at the present site but do not have a definitive timeline at this point.

Tropical Storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

Zeta could bring 4 to 8 inches of rain to parts of the Caribbean and Mexico as well as Florida and the Keys before drenching parts of the central Gulf Coast.

Colo. man protects home from wildfire with garden hose

The Cameron Peak Fire in Colorado has burned for more than two months and is the largest in the state’s history.

  MoDOT to prepare for winter weather with drills

MoDOT said this year’s drill has been expanded to two days due to ensure social distancing recommendations are followed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  Introducing the George Kell Motors KAIT8 StormTRACKER

From top to bottom, this is the best stormTRACKER we’ve ever had. Cameras, technology, it’s got it all!

Hurricane Delta heads for US after lashing Mexico’s Yucatan

Hurricane Delta made landfall just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun on Wednesday, downing trees and knocking out power along the northeastern coast of Yucatan Peninsula, but without immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

  Tourists ordered to evacuate Alabama coast ahead of Hurricane Delta

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Delta.

  Barnes & Noble to not reopen, will seek alternative locations if economic conditions improve

In a release to Region 8 News, Barnes & Noble confirmed that it is closing its store in Jonesboro.

  Storm causes damage across Region 8

As heavy rain moves through Region 8, it’s dropping a lot of rain in a short amount of time causing some flash flooding issues.

  Officials, citizens react to 3.6 magnitude earthquake

The United States Geological Survey reported that a 3.6-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Northeast Arkansas.

  NE Arkansas farmers continue to assess damages to crops after Tropical Storm Laura

Farmers across the state continue to assess the damage done to crops after Tropical Storm Laura slammed Arkansas last week.

  Church, homes damaged by possible tornadoes, thousands without power

The remnants of Laura took a toll on Northeast Arkansas Thursday night, spawning destructive tornadoes.

  Lake Charles, La. TV station tower toppled in Hurricane Laura

A broadcast tower over 300 feet tall was toppled by the winds from Hurricane Laura as the Category 4 storm made landfall in southwest Louisiana during the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 26.

Jonesboro/LR Catholic football game rescheduled because of Hurricane Laura

The new kickoff time is Friday at 5:00pm at War Memorial Stadium.

Hundreds of thousands ordered to flee coast ahead of Hurricane Laura

More than half a million people were ordered to evacuate the Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam into Texas and Louisiana with ferocious winds, heavy flooding and the power to push seawater miles inland.

  FEMA’s involvement in hurricane response

FEMA says they're ready to deal with any situation that arises from Hurricane Laura.

Forecasters say severe impacts expected from Hurricane Laura

Forecasters say Hurricane Laura could impact the parts of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi severely.

‘In the bullseye:’ Gulf preps for Laura to slam as hurricane

Tropical Storm Marco began falling apart Monday, easing one threat to the Gulf Coast but setting the stage for the arrival of Laura as a potentially supercharged Category 3 hurricane with winds topping 110 mph.

2.6 magnitude quake reported near O’Kean

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake registered Monday night near O'Kean.

Meteorologists seek to confirm hottest Death Valley temperature in 107 years

An automated measuring system in California’s Death Valley reported a reading that would be among the highest ever recorded globally if it is confirmed.

USGS reports second quake in two days in Northeast Arkansas

The quake was the second one reported by the USGS this week in Region 8.

Several report feeling late-night earthquake in New Madrid Co., Mo.

A magnitude 2.5 quake registered at 11:47 p.m. Tuesday, nearly 2 miles northwest of Marston, Missouri.

  TS Isaias causes floods, slides; likely to become hurricane

Tropical Storm Isaias battered Puerto Rico on Thursday as it continued on a forecast track toward the U.S. East Coast, unleashing small landslides and causing widespread flooding and power outages on an island still recovering from previous hurricanes and earthquakes.

Amid virus surge, South Texas coast drenched by cyclone

A day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in coronavirus cases.

  Kirkland’s and Ulta Beauty are set to reopen after tornado damage

Two popular Jonesboro businesses damaged by an EF-3 tornado on March 28, have told Region 8 News they plan to return to the area.

  Another store vacates tornado-damaged mall

Months after a tornado tore through the Mall at Turtle Creek, a shoe store has packed up and walked away.

  Extreme heat could kill your car battery

Seyer recommended you change your car battery every three to four years and keep it clean the best you can.

  One child dead, another injured after being found in hot car

ASP did not release how long or how the children got into the car.

Comet NEOWISE will be most visible through July 15th

Comet NEOWISE will be most visible by tomorrow

  Saharan Dust: What is it and what will it bring?

By now, you’ve probably seen a lot of talk about Saharan dust heading for us this weekend. But what exactly is it and is it a big deal for us here in Region 8?

Tropical Storm Cristobal officially makes landfall in Louisiana.

Latest updates for Tropical Storm Cristobal

Power outages across Region 8 as storms move through

Power outages were reported throughout portions of Clay County as thunderstorms move through Region 8.

  Storms tear through South amid pandemic; more than 30 dead

With a handful of tornadoes already confirmed in the South and storms still raging up the Eastern Seaboard, forecasters fanned out to determine how much of the widespread damage was caused by twisters.

Strong storms strike Helena-West Helena, Arkansas over Easter weekend

Multiple buildings are damaged and emergency communication is down after severe storms moved through the Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

Storms, strong winds knock out power to 125,000 Arkansans

More than 125,000 people were without power Monday morning after strong storms packing fierce winds rolled across Arkansas.

  Harrisburg residents, National Weather Service assess damage left in EF-2 tornado’s wake

Dozens of homes in the town and the county were damaged, Sheriff Kevin Molder said.

Earthquake rattles parts of Randolph County

A 2.5 earthquake rattled parts of Randolph County Monday.

  Jonesboro, Ark., curfew lifted as utility crews, police work making progress in stricken areas

Preliminary results from the NWS in Memphis said the Jonesboro tornado had max winds of 140 m.p.h.

  Group travelling from Texas to clean up after storm

Volunteers working around the clock to help our community in need, some traveling as far as Texas to help us.

  Storm shelter in Brookland protects over 100 during tornado

As many hunkered down this weekend as the tornado blew through, a relatively new shelter holding over 100 people kept citizens safe.