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Severe Storms Uproot Trees In Saline And Fulton Counties

Severe Storms Uproot Trees In Saline And Fulton Counties
With additional severe weather forecast for this week, as well as next, Arkansans are reminded to practice ahead of time what to do if a tornado warning is issued.

A line of power storms moved across Arkansas Monday causing power outages and resulting in a tornado watch being issued from 5:00pm until 2:00am for the state, except the northwest corner.

Several tornado warnings were issued, with an EF-1 tornado confirmed Tuesday by the National Weather Service in Little Rock. The tornado uprooted trees in its path, including trees that cause damage to four homes in the community of Avila (Saline County) off Highway 5.

Storms uprooted trees in the northeaster county of Fulton, where a home was destroyed in the community of Salem.

Emergency assistance has been provided to affected families.

With additional severe weather forecast for this week, as well as next, Arkansans are reminded to practice ahead of time what to do if a tornado warning is issued:

  • Go to the home’s lowest level or basement
  • Go to your storm shelter if available and you can get there safely
  • Go to an interior room such as a bathroom with windows or closest
  • If you live in a mobile home, have a safe location identified before severe storms are close at hand
  • For tips and information on tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash flood safety information, download the Red Cross Emergency App for your smartphone or visit redcross.org.

    Straight line winds between 85-110mph uprooted trees destroying a home in the community of Salem (Fulton County), while an EF-1 tornado with similar wind speeds damaged homes in the community of Avila (Saline County), where Disaster Responder Bryan Smith notes damage to the roof. Photo American Red Cross/Steve Emmons