MULBERRY MTN., Ark. (KTHV) -- In northwest Arkansas, the threat of severe weather led to the postponement of the start of the Wakarusa Music Festival on Mulberry Mountain in the Ozarks.

The 15,000 people who are staying in tents had to take shelter in their vehicles last night because of lightning and high winds.

Since more storms are expected into the weekend, organizers say they will continue to track the storms tonight.

Wakarusa director Brett Mosiman says, "We go through the venue. We usually have 30 or 40 minutes notice. We clear the venues, get them back to their campsite or in their car. If sirens actually sound we will tell them to seek lower ground you know down the side of the mountain."

Organizers say they won't be refunding anyone's tickets due to severe weather. The festival lasts through Sunday.

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