At least 10 injured in Arkansas severe storms

Rob interviewed a family in White County that recently invested in a storm shelter, and had to use in on the evening of February 28

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- An emergency management official says storms that swept through a northern Arkansas county damaged 40 homes and injured at least 10 people.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melody Daniel says no deaths have been reported in Arkansas with Tuesday's storms, but some injuries and damage were reported statewide. Daniel says 10 to 15 people were taken to hospitals in White County, home to the hard-hit towns of Higginson and Kensett.

The extent of their injuries wasn't clear early Wednesday.

Daniel says damage was reported to employees' mobile homes at a state prison facility in Jackson County, and "a few minor injuries" were reported there as well.

According to Terri Lee, spokesperson for the Searcy Police Department, the Kensett cemetery also suffered extensive damage. 

Elsewhere, damage was reported at the courthouse and county jail in the Ozarks Mountains town of Marshall, about 80 miles north of Little Rock.

© 2017 Associated Press


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