Arkansas severe weather blog Jan. 10-11

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UPDATE:

NWS Little Rock confirms EF-1 damage just east of Seaton Community in Lonoke County last night. Surveys continue. This is the second tornado confirmed from the 1/10- 1/11/2020 event. 

UPDATE:

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF2 tornado touched down last night in Logan County in Midway, Arkansas.

Winds are estimated at around 115 miles per hour.

Numerous structures and trees were damaged.

This is the first confirmed tornado from the NWA from last night’s storms, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

A number of damage surveys are continuing across the state.

DREW COUNTY, Ark. — There is significant damage in the Jerome community in southeastern Drew County.

The storm moved through between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m.

There are homes damaged, and numerous downed trees on Louisiana Street, Mississippi Street, and Bayou Street.

Watch video of damage here.

Video credit: Monticellolive

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Homes have been destroyed in at least two counties as a storm system impacts parts of Arkansas tonight and is expected to move across the state into Saturday morning.

The Arkansas Storm Team has been providing live coverage on the developing severe weather.

The reports of destroyed homes are in Logan, Searcy and Pope counties:

928 PM- Pope County- REPORT OF HOME DESTROYED OFF OF HWY 27.

753 PM – Logan County – TORNADO AT MIDWAY. TRAILER HOME DESTROYED

740 PM – Logan County – TORNADO AT CORLEY. REPORT OF HOME DESTROYED, FAMILY WAS UNINJURED BECAUSE THEY WERE IN STORM SHELTER

Searcy County at Leslie. Home destroyed on Hwy. 27 (Van Buren County OEM reports). No injuries.

From Logan County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook (posted around 9PM):

Update: Trees across the roadway on Dublin Road north of Highway 197 (this is east of Scranton). The Road Department is there.

Old Military Road and Kalamazoo Road intersection near Paris is underwater.

Old Military Road in Midway west of Highway 109 is underwater.

There are trees, power poles, and power lines down in the Midway area and towards Scranton and Morrison Bluff. The power is out east of Subiaco all of the way to Delaware. We have called out additional deputies and all of the fire departments in the area are out to inspect the area. County Judge Ray Gack and the Office of Emergency Management are out. Please stay safe and in cover and do not go out and drive around. We will keep you posted. – Sheriff Jason W. Massey

There was a report of a home being damaged in Grant County:

1239 AM- Grant County- SPOTTER LOCATED ALONG HWY 270 BETWEEN SHERIDAN AND WHITE HALL. REPORTS STRONG WINDS THREW AN ANCHORED CARPORT AGAINST THEIR HOME.

There are reports of flash flooding in the Capital City:

227 AM- Little Rock- FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS ONGOING WATER RESCUES IN THE MIDTOWN AREA OF LITTLE ROCK DUE TO FLASH FLOODING.

1250 PM- Little Rock- TWO CARS STUCK IN HIGH WATER ON LAHARPE BLVD NEAR THE BROADWAY BRIDGE

There are also reports of storm damage in Malvern:

1131 PM- Malvern- REPORT OF TREE FALLING ON A HOUSE IN MALVERN, AND SEVERAL TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.

Storm damage reports from the National Weather Service:

135 AM- White County- LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS 2 POWER POLES KNOCKED OVER NEAR THE 370 BLOCK OF HWY 385 S.

1020 PM- Conway- TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN.

926 PM- Van Buren County- POWERLINES DOWN BETWEEN HWY 254 and HWY 27.

910 PM – Crawford County – FLASH FLOOD AT VAN BUREN. SEVERAL ROADS FLOODED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY

754 PM – Logan County – TORNADO NEAR PRAIRIE VIEW. FIREFIGHTERS REPORT POWER LINES DOWN ACROSS HWY 109 BETWEEN PRAIRIE VIEW AND MIDWAY

750 PM – Logan County – TSTM WND DMG NEAR PARIS. SPOTTER REPORT OF DOWNED POWER LINES NORTH OF HWY 22

750 PM – Franklin County – TSTM WND DMG NEAR CASS. STRONG THUNDERSTORM WIND BLEW DOWN POWER LINES ON HIGHWAY 23, NORTH OF CASS

738 PM – Franklin County – TSTM WND DMG NEAR BRANCH. STRONG THUNDERSTORM WIND BLEW DOWN A TREE ON HIGHWAY 41, NORTH OF HIGHWAY 22

732 PM – Sebastian County – FLASH FLOOD AT FORT SMITH. A FEW CARS STRANDED DUE TO HIGH WATER

725 PM – Benton County – FLASH FLOOD AT ROGERS. SEVERAL STRANDED VEHICLES DUE TO STREET FLOODING

433 PM – Benton County – HAIL AT CENTERTON ESTIMATED 1.00 INCH

424 PM – Benton County – HAIL NEAR SILOAM SPRINGS ESTIMATED 1.00 INCH. HAIL OBSERVED EAST OF SILOAM SPRINGS OFF OF AIRPORT ROAD

422 PM – Benton County – HAIL NEAR DECATUR ESTIMATED 1.75 INCH. SIZE ESTIMATED FROM PHOTO ON SOCIAL MEDIA

410 PM – Benton County – HAIL AT SILOAM SPRINGS ESTIMATED 1.00 INCH

Keep checking this story which we will update as more damage reports come in.

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