|Updated: 8/13/2012 12:18 pm
||Published: 8/13/2012 10:41 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR – A storm moving through central Arkansas Monday morning left thousands without power.
Entergy and First Electric each reported around 5,000 customers without power after the storm came through. By 11am First Electric only had 310 customers without power, whereas Entergy had about 2,500 without power. The National Weather Service had a few reports of trees blown down in Faulkner, Clay, and Pulaski counties, but no other serious reports of damage.
The NWS said the storms produced 25,000 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in Arkansas. In addition to the wind and the lightning show, the storm also brought about 2” of rain to the Little Rock area. It is unknown what, if any, change the rain would bring to the dry conditions in Arkansas. All but 10 counties are still under a burn ban.