Batesville: Hotels Damaged, 2 Hurt in Suspected Tornado

Published 06/06 2014 04:52PM

Updated 06/06 2014 04:54PM

BATESVILLE, AR - A suspected tornado has damaged several hotels in Batesville and also left two people with minor injuries.

The storm struck around 3 this afternoon.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says damage was also reported at another business as well as a daycare center. A 9-year-old and their mother were reported slightly injured at the daycare center.

The attached video is courtesy Beatrice Moore.

Other Independence County storm reports from the National Weather Service:
0305 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CORD                    35.82N 91.35W
06/06/2014                   INDEPENDENCE       AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT
NUMEROUS TREES REPORTED DOWN.

0253 PM     TSTM WND GST     OIL TROUGH              35.63N 91.46W
06/06/2014  M66 MPH          INDEPENDENCE       AR   TRAINED SPOTTER

0245 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BATESVILLE              35.77N 91.62W
06/06/2014                   INDEPENDENCE       AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT
DAMAGE TO ROOFS REPORTED IN BATESVILLE ALONG HIGHWAY 16

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