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Wednesday Storms Leave Damage in At Least 13 Counties

Suspected tornado touched down in Van Buren County.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Damage has been reported in at least 13 counties across Arkansas from storms that moved through Wednesday afternoon and evening.

There were reports of destroyed or damaged homes in Van Buren County north of Clinton, where a suspected tornado touched down around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.

In Lincoln County, two homes were reported destroyed and several others damaged at Garrett Bridge around 8:30 Wednesday night.

A funnel cloud was reported in Stone County near Allison shortly after 5:30 Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Little Rock also recorded some very high wind gusts during the storms. A thunderstorm wind gust of 70 mph was noted seven miles south of Vilonia in Pulaski County. Gusts at Kelso and McGehee in Desha County and at Morgan in Pulaski County were clocked at 60 mph Wednesday night.

NWS storm reports as of 10:00 p.m. Wednesday:

0833 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GARRETT BRIDGE          33.87N 91.65W
04/10/2013                   LINCOLN            AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

TWO HOUSES WERE DESTROYED...AND SEVERAL WERE DAMAGED.

0800 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SULPHUR SPRINGS         34.18N 92.13W
04/10/2013                   JEFFERSON          AR   TRAINED SPOTTER

A TREE WAS BLOWN DOWN ON A MOBILE HOME.

0712 PM     LIGHTNING        4 NW SEARCY             35.28N 91.78W
04/10/2013                   WHITE              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

A LIGHTNING STRIKE CAUSED A HOUSE FIRE ON FOSTER CHAPEL ROAD.

0711 PM     LIGHTNING        PANGBURN                35.43N 91.84W
04/10/2013                   WHITE              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

A LIGHTNING STRIKE CAUSED A HOUSE FIRE ON RANCH ROAD.

0705 PM     TSTM WND DMG     EVENING SHADE           36.07N 91.62W
04/10/2013                   SHARP              AR   TRAINED SPOTTER

MULTIPLE TREES ARE DOWN IN AND AROUND EVENING SHADE. SEVERAL ROADS ARE CURRENTLY BLOCKED.

0651 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 S HORSESHOE BEND      36.19N 91.74W
04/10/2013                   IZARD              AR   TRAINED SPOTTER

MULTIPLE HOUSES SUSTAINED SIDING AND ROOF DAMAGE. ONE BUILDING IS PARTIALLY COLLAPSED. MANY TREES ARE DOWN...WITH MANY BLOCKING ROADS.

0640 PM     FLASH FLOOD      3 SW MOUNTAIN VIEW      35.84N 92.15W
04/10/2013                   STONE              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

DITCHES HAVE BECOME FULL AND ARE NOW OVERFLOWING ONTO ROADWAYS MAKING ROAD IMPASSABLE. LOW WATER BRIDGES HAVE BECOME INUNDATED. WIDESPREAD STREET FLOODING ONGOING.

0640 PM     TSTM WND DMG     VIOLA                   36.40N 91.98W
04/10/2013                   FULTON             AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN.

0558 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HAMLET                  35.08N 92.32W
04/10/2013                   FAULKNER           AR   AMATEUR RADIO

TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON A STORE. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED 60-65 MPH.

0540 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MOUNT OLIVE             36.00N 92.08W
04/10/2013                   IZARD              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

A HOUSE WAS DESTROYED.

0530 PM     TSTM WND DMG     PERRYVILLE              35.01N 92.80W
04/10/2013                   PERRY              AR   TRAINED SPOTTER

TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN.

0527 PM     TSTM WND DMG     THORNBURG               34.93N 92.80W
04/10/2013                   PERRY              AR   TRAINED SPOTTER

TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON HIGHWAY 10...BLOCKING THE ROAD.

0527 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 W MOUNTAIN VIEW       35.87N 92.20W
04/10/2013                   STONE              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

MANY TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 66...AND SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF OF A ROOF.

0445 PM     TORNADO          BOTKINBURG              35.70N 92.52W
04/10/2013                   VAN BUREN          AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

A HOUSE WAS DESTROYED...AND 18 WHEELER FLIPPED OVER.

0430 PM     TORNADO          4 SW CLINTON            35.54N 92.50W
04/10/2013                   VAN BUREN          AR   SOCIAL MEDIA

HIGHWAY 95 WAS BLOCKED BY FALLEN TREES.

0424 PM     TORNADO          7 SW CLINTON            35.51N 92.54W
04/10/2013                   VAN BUREN          AR   SOCIAL MEDIA

TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN...AND HOUSES WERE DAMAGED ON SCOTLAND-FORMOSA ROAD.

0421 PM     TORNADO          SCOTLAND                35.52N 92.62W
04/10/2013                   VAN BUREN          AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS REPORTED A TORNADO ON THE GROUND IN SCOTLAND.

0415 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ATKINS                  35.24N 92.95W
04/10/2013                   POPE               AR   SOCIAL MEDIA

TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN.

0415 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WELSH                   34.35N 93.47W
04/10/2013                   MONTGOMERY         AR   SOCIAL MEDIA

CHICKEN HOUSES WERE DAMAGED. TREES AND POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN.

0359 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WONDERVIEW              35.32N 92.73W
04/10/2013                   CONWAY             AR   AMATEUR RADIO

A ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF A BARN. A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS SIGHTED...SO THIS MAY BE A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN.
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