NE Arkansas Tornadoes

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.

  Jonesboro post office re-opens following tornado damage

  Jonesboro tornado debris dumping on Strawfloor Road ends May 29

  Craighead County secures additional tornado relief

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

  Neighborhood comes together through exercise

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

Continued Coverage

  Rice mill resumes operation after taking direct hit by tornado

  How the Federal Disaster Declaration for Craighead County works

  Magic Touch Cleaners working to rebuild after tornado

Sheriff: Scammers hoping to capitalize on storm damage

  Airport’s future unclear, many possibilities on the table

Deadline to move tornado debris in Jonesboro moved to May 8

  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

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

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

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

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

  Coping with anxiety during severe weather season

  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.

  Jackson Co. community trying to bounce back after Saturday’s tornado

The Algoa community among those in cleanup and repair mode.

  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.

  Street crews clean debris from ditches due to rain

After Saturday’s EF-3 tornado flooding is a concern in storm-damaged areas due to debris in ditches.

  Businesses say they have a new calling to help those in need

Many business owners lending a hand where they can.

  Willie McDonald hailed as a hero for saving lives during Jonesboro tornado

His quick thinking and courage is credited with saving 2 women along with his family.

  Business owner near Camfil recounts tornado event

One Nettleton Avenue business owner near Camfil recounts his experience with the tornado Saturday.

  A Better Region 8: Together, we will overcome and rebuild

Together, Region 8 will overcome and rebuild following the devastation caused by the tornado.

Jonesboro, Arkansas residents thankful to see another day

Many residents are thankful to be alive after an EF3 tornado swept through their town on Saturday.

  Volunteers galore; homeowners describe scene in Jonesboro after tornado

As we pick up the pieces in Jonesboro, extra hands and help flooded the city to help us during this time of need. One family in the Bridger Place neighborhood also recounted their experience in the storm.

  Jonesboro Municipal Airport hit hard during EF3 tornado

The Jonesboro Municipal Airport took on some of the most severe devastation during the March 29, 2020 tornado.

  Tacos 4 Life captures tornado on surveillance video

Tacos 4 Life in Jonesboro captured surveillance video of Saturday’s tornado as it moved through town.

  Business works to pick up the pieces

Safe, that's one-word Regional Supervisor Scott Mixon said about his employees at Star Transportations on Highland Drive.

  WATCH: Mayor, county judge address tornado damage and COVID-19 - March 30

Mayor Harold Perrin and Craighead County Judge Marvin Day will update the public on the March 28 tornado and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Traffic Alert: Airport Road closed for tornado cleanup

Airport Road closed for tornado damage cleanup

  Brookland, Greene County families picking up pieces after tornado

Several families in Brookland and Greene County spent their Sunday picking up the pieces after Saturday's tornado ravaged Jonesboro.

  Bridger Place neighborhood cleans up after tornado hits

The Bridger Place neighborhood spent Sunday picking up the pieces Saturday’s tornado left behind.

USPS adjusting operations after Jonesboro tornado

The USPS announced Sunday they're switching up operations due to the tornado that struck Jonesboro Saturday.

U-Haul offering free storage for residents affected by tornado

U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to help residents affected by Saturday’s tornado get back on their feet.

  Doctor sees son crawl for first time through glass door after coronavirus separates family

An Arkansas father is among the many healthcare workers separated from their families while on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

NWS confirms 5 EF-1 tornadoes in Arkansas

The strong storms not only brought strong wind gusts to Region 8, but other parts of the state saw tornadoes.