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:
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