Homes Damaged By Tornado, Powerful Storms In Northeast Arkansas

A tornado touched down in Poinsett County on Wednesday night as storms moved through the region and damaged multiple homes.

Meteorologist Kole Fehling with the National Weather Service in Memphis said a tornado was confirmed in Poinsett County, and crews were sent out Thursday morning to determine its strength and path.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a tweet Thursday morning that no one died in the tornado, which touched down shortly before 8:30 p.m. It wasn’t immediately clear if any injuries were reported.

In addition to the tornado, Fehling said strong winds damaged homes and overturned vehicles in Poinsett County.

Aerial photos taken Thursday morning appeared to show destroyed and heavily damaged homes in Harrisburg.

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