NE Arkansas Tornadoes

  Poinsett County Tornado: One year later

Thursday, April 8, marks one year since a tornado touched down just north of Harrisburg.

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

  Woman describes frantic details of March 28, 2020 tornado

  Mall at Turtle Creek employees reflect on tornado; city talks progress

  Brookland bouncing back from tornado damage

  Tornado survivor: ‘You could hear things being torn apart’

  ‘You still didn’t think you were about to get hit by a tornado:’ Survivors recall moment tornado hit home

Continued Coverage

  1 Year Later: Construction underway on Kirkland’s

  Schools preparing for possible severe weather

  Road behind The Mall at Turtle Creek now open

  Nettleton teacher opens mini bookstore following March tornado

  City issues notice to The Mall at Turtle Creek, ordering cleanup

City seeks reimbursement for demolition of property damaged by tornado

  Magic Touch Dry Cleaners receives permit to rebuild

Magic Touch DRY Cleaners officially received its permit to rebuild, months after the March 28 tornado ripped their building apart.

  Tornado-related reconstruction permit fees to resume

More than 6 months after an EF-3 tornado touched down in Jonesboro, things are starting to get back to normal. That includes city fees.

  Camfil announces new facility, location after hit by March tornado

Graeme Bell, the company’s Vice President of Americas says within a week, the company found a way to continue to serve its customer by moving to a temporary location in Trumann.

New unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez has a Jonesboro connection

Lopez spent some time in 2020 in Arkansas. He and his family moved from New York City to Jonesboro at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. Lopez’s wife has relatives from Jonesboro. The family survived the March tornado that came through town.

  Apartment building demolished over 6 months after tornado damage

City Council votes to adopt redevelopment code

  Gamble’s regional manager recalls Jonesboro tornado

  Jonesboro apartments left untouched since March 28 Tornado

  Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott reflects on tornado 6 months later

  Gateway Tire to return to Caraway location by mid-2021

  Six months later: Jonesboro Municipal Airport’s plans after tornado

The Jonesboro Municipal Airport was among one of the areas taking a direct hit of the tornado.

  County judge reflects six months after tornado

For many of us, March 28, 2020, will be an afternoon many in Jonesboro will not forget.

  Survivor details March 28 tornado experience

One of the neighborhoods hit hard from the EF-3 tornado is near the Mall at Turtle Creek.

  Jonesboro church to feed 900 meals in community

A local church saw the impact the EF-3 tornado left in March. They decided to then put love back into the community any way they could.

  Jonesboro Municipal Airport receives nearly $1.5 million in grants

Airport Manager George Jackson says he’s relieved the airport is finally getting to the re-construction phase following March’s tornado.

The Salvation Army of Jonesboro receives $5,000 from State Farm

The Salvation Army of Jonesboro was the recipient of a $2,000 Good Neighbor Grant from State Farm for COVID-19 support and an additional $3,000 grant for tornado recovery.

  The Buckle moves to new location

Months after an EF-3 tornado damaged its home at the mall, The Buckle has a new home.

  Chicken Salad Chick ready to reopen

After suffering major damage in the March 28 tornado and weathering COVID-19, Chicken Salad Chick is reopening its doors.

  Jonesboro post office re-opens following tornado damage

Months after a devastating tornado tore through, the U.S. Postal Service’s Hattie W. Caraway Station in Jonesboro reopened.

  Jonesboro tornado debris dumping on Strawfloor Road ends May 29

According to Jonesboro City Streets Superintendent Steve Tippitt Friday, May 29 is the last day to deliver tornado debris to Strawfloor Road for free disposal. Mayor Harold Perrin set up the temporary dumpsites on Strawfloor Road to save residents tipping fees at landfill.

  Craighead County secures additional tornado relief

The tornado’s devastation that ripped through Jonesboro can still be seen; officials say victims will receive more financial help.

  SBA offers loans for those impacted by severe weather in Northeast Arkansas

The Small Business Administration recently approved a disaster declaration for Craighead County, which will allow them to offer low-interest, long-term loans to businesses of any size, non-profit organizations, and residents.

  Neighborhood comes together through exercise

From COVID-19 to the tornadoes, many people in Region 8 have been through tough times.

  NEA Board of Realtors give over $100,000 in grants

“We’re just here to help people," Erica Huffstetler said. "[We’re here to] make sure that they have a healthy place to live and have a roof over their head.”

  Rice mill resumes operation after taking direct hit by tornado

The March 28 tornado left a scar on the Jonesboro community, damaging a well-known mill on Highway 49.

  How the Federal Disaster Declaration for Craighead County works

Over the weekend, Craighead County received the Federal Disaster Declaration, a two-part aid to help our area from the March 28 tornado but the county only received half of the request.

  Magic Touch Cleaners working to rebuild after tornado

A building that once received natural light through its large windows, now has light shining through it because the ceiling was ripped away in a tornado.

Sheriff: Scammers hoping to capitalize on storm damage

The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday that a scam is hoping to take advantage of those still recovering from the tornado.

  Airport’s future unclear, many possibilities on the table

The Jonesboro Municipal Airport still allows planes to land and take off from their runways; officials say the future is unknown.

Deadline to move tornado debris in Jonesboro moved to May 8

Residents in Jonesboro now have until May 8 to pick up remaining tornado debris caused by the March 28 storm.

  Federal disaster declaration sought for March 28 Jonesboro tornado

Individuals, businesses, and groups can receive help under a federal disaster declaration due to the March 28 tornado in Jonesboro, emergency officials said Friday.

  Real estate company says Turtle Creek Mall tenants seek their business

As Turtle Creek Mall remains boarded up and closed, many businesses look to relocate, according to a local real estate company.

  Tyronza citizens making progress after tornado hits city six months before

There was not much of a warning when that tornado hit Tyronza on October 21st.

  Governor praises free meals from Operation Full Belly

The Arkansas governor praised a movement that's been helping people across Jonesboro.

Farm Bureau donating $500k to feed Arkansas families

Arkansans faced with unemployment and furloughs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a little help feeding their families.

  Arvest Foundation donates $7,500 to United Way of Northeast Arkansas

The donation is to fund relief efforts by the United Way of Northeast Arkansas for Jonesboro residents impacted by the March 28 tornado.

ASUN offering options for students coping with COVID-19, tornadoes

Arkansas State University-Newport wants to ease the burden facing students coping with COVID-19, tornadoes, and completing their course requirements.

  Baby photo reunited with family after tornado takes it 60 miles away

One Jonesboro, Ark., woman is counting her blessings today after having some of her belongings returned to her after the tornado ripped her roof off.

AT&T donates $15k to feed those affected by tornadoes, COVID-19

The funds will be used to purchase shelf-stable food for area food pantries serving families recovering and rebuilding from the recent tornadoes in Jonesboro and Harrisburg.

  Coping with anxiety during severe weather season

A pair of tornadoes have caused serious damage to two Region 8 towns in the last two weeks and many people may not be dealing with storm anxiety well.

  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.

  Communities help, learn from each other in aftermath of 2 tornadoes

In less than two weeks, two tornadoes have touched down in Region 8 and now with more Northeast Arkansans tornado victims, efforts to help are being shown all over the region.

  Chamber of Commerce, others collecting donations for Harrisburg tornado victims

The Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce is collecting items for those affected by the April 8 tornado.

  Recovery efforts continue on Southfield Drive in Harrisburg

Volunteers came from everywhere to try to help the people of Harrisburg pick up the pieces.

  Families continue cleanup following Jonesboro tornado

Families in Jonesboro are still cleaning up after the March 28 tornado.

  Mother and daughter cling to one another through tornado

A second tornado within days of each other ripped through another Region 8 town; a family describes their experience through the storm.

Your photos, videos of the recent NEA tornadoes

We received hundreds of photos and videos from viewers chronicling the storms’ paths.

Gray Television donates $10,000 for Jonesboro, Ark., tornado recovery

The donation will be made to the United Way of Northeast Arkansas’ Jonesboro Tornado Recovery Fund.

NEAHS hosting drive-thru pet food event

The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society will host a free drive-thru pet food event on Saturday, April11.

  Tornado response addressed in first virtual city council meeting

The virtual setting was the first order of business walked-on to the council agenda.

  NEA Board of Realtors offers help with rent or mortgages

The Northeast Arkansas Board of Realtors will host an event Wednesday to aid those hurt by the recent tornado that hit Jonesboro.

Air Choice One up and running again following tornado

The CEO/President of Air Choice One said planes are up and flying again in Jonesboro following the tornado March 28.

  American Red Cross sets up Jonesboro Area Tornado Assistance Line

The American Red Cross announced Monday they're extending the hotline deadline through April 10 for families affected by the March 28 tornado.

  Northwest Arkansas BBQ company visits NEA to feed crews & citizens, impacted by Jonesboro tornado

Nearly 5,500 people were served throughout the week.

Regions Bank donates $10k toward Jonesboro’s tornado recovery

Regions Bank is donating $10,000 to help Jonesboro residents hard-hit by the March 28 tornado.

  Tornado repairs continue in Bridger Place neighborhood

The neighborhood suffered major damage after last Saturday's tornado.

Curfew lifted in Jonesboro

A week after an EF-3 tornado hammered the city of Jonesboro, city officials announced Saturday that a curfew in effect for the city has been lifted.

  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.

  Police officers on front lines after EF-3 tornado hits Jonesboro

The Jonesboro Police Department has been on the front line since Saturday’s EF-3 tornado.

Churches, businesses accepting/distributing tornado relief

A list of the businesses, churches, and other non-profit organizations collecting and distributing donations.

  Dispatchers stay calm during tornado

During times of dangers, like Saturday’s EF-3 tornado, 911 dispatchers are a calming voice to callers, police officers, and first responders.

  Woman in ‘state of shock’ after tornado crushes part of her home

As crews and residents keep on pushing through the debris left behind from Saturday’s tornado, more residents throughout Jonesboro continue to tell their survival stories.

  WATCH: Mayor, county judge, chief address Jonesboro, Ark., tornado recovery - April 2

Watch the news conference recorded here

Spread the word: Jonesboro to test tornado sirens

Tornado sirens will be going off at noon Thursday. But residents don’t need to fear another approaching storm.

  AG warns tornado victims to ‘stay alert’ to con artists

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge warns victims of Saturday’s tornado not to get cleaned out when they go to clean up.

  Neighborhood hit hard from tornado recovering and telling their story

As neighborhoods make their way through the rubble left from Saturday’s tornado, we reach more people in the areas impacted to tell their stories.

  Barnes & Noble manager saves couple and baby’s lives during tornado

Vicki Thompson recalls the moments before a tornado hit Turtle Creek Mall.

  Roommates leave home at last minute before tornado hits

One of the hardest hit areas of Jonesboro is the Prospect Road and Elizabeth Lane area. That is where Andy Guyton and his roommate live.