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EF-1 Tornado Hit Caraway Thursday Night

The National Weather Service says winds from the storm were 100-110 mph.
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR - The storm that left a trail of damage in Caraway Thursday night was an EF-1 tornado, the National Weather Service said this afternoon.

Winds in the storm were clocked at 100-110 mph.

Earlier today,
a Memphis television station flew its news helicopter to the scene, bringing us the first aerial pictures of the damage.

Storms rolled through the town shortly after 7:30 p.m., toppling trees and power lines and leaving some buildings damaged.

WMC-TV reports that the strong storms damaged or destroyed more than a dozen structures

First responders estimate five structures were destroyed another 10 damaged, but firefighters say they expect those numbers to go up when they get a better look at the aftermath this morning.

Caraway is about 40 minutes east of Jonesboro.

When the storm hit a lot of people were out trick-or-treating and people didn't have much warning to take shelter.

The National Weather Service has yet to confirm whether a tornado hit. No one was killed or seriously hurt and firefighters say everyone is accounted for today.

Authorities are patrolling the city and residents are under a curfew that could end at daybreak but that could change depending on damage assessments later Friday.

Riverside schools are canceled for today.
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