RISON, Ark. – Parts of a metal building were reportedly blown onto a pickup truck near Main Street in Rison during heavy storms Wednesday night.
Mayor Charles Roberts said that the area where the destroyed structure landed is usually a clean empty alley. Officials are working to determine where the the building came from.
“We’re tough people down here,” Roberts said. “I’ve got the entire volunteer fire department out here. That’s made up of guys that work for the city, guys that run businesses here in town and they’re searching building by building with flashlights documenting damage and looking for anybody that may be injured.”
Roberts added that the community has not recovered from this year’s ice storm. He said the city is set to meet with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services next week.
Numerous roofs were reported to be damaged in the area, with trees reported down southwest of Rison. No injuries have been reported.
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