NWS Little Rock confirms EF-1 damage just east of Seaton Community in Lonoke County last night. Surveys continue. This is the second tornado confirmed from the 1/10- 1/11/2020 event.
The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF2 tornado touched down last night in Logan County in Midway, Arkansas.
Winds are estimated at around 115 miles per hour.
Numerous structures and trees were damaged.
This is the first confirmed tornado from the NWA from last night’s storms, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
A number of damage surveys are continuing across the state.
DREW COUNTY, Ark. — There is significant damage in the Jerome community in southeastern Drew County.
The storm moved through between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m.
There are homes damaged, and numerous downed trees on Louisiana Street, Mississippi Street, and Bayou Street.
Watch video of damage here.
Video credit: Monticellolive
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Homes have been destroyed in at least two counties as a storm system impacts parts of Arkansas tonight and is expected to move across the state into Saturday morning.
The Arkansas Storm Team has been providing live coverage on the developing severe weather.
The reports of destroyed homes are in Logan and Searcy counties:
753 PM – Logan County – TORNADO AT MIDWAY. TRAILER HOME DESTROYED
740 PM – Logan County – TORNADO AT CORLEY. REPORT OF HOME DESTROYED, FAMILY WAS UNINJURED BECAUSE THEY WERE IN STORM SHELTER
Searcy County at Leslie. Home destroyed on Hwy. 27 (Van Buren County OEM reports). No injuries.
From Logan County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook (posted around 9PM):
Update: Trees across the roadway on Dublin Road north of Highway 197 (this is east of Scranton). The Road Department is there.
Old Military Road and Kalamazoo Road intersection near Paris is underwater.
Old Military Road in Midway west of Highway 109 is underwater.
There are trees, power poles, and power lines down in the Midway area and towards Scranton and Morrison Bluff. The power is out east of Subiaco all of the way to Delaware. We have called out additional deputies and all of the fire departments in the area are out to inspect the area. County Judge Ray Gack and the Office of Emergency Management are out. Please stay safe and in cover and do not go out and drive around. We will keep you posted. – Sheriff Jason W. Massey
Storm reports from the National Weather Service:
910 PM – Crawford County – FLASH FLOOD AT VAN BUREN. SEVERAL ROADS FLOODED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY
754 PM – Logan County – TORNADO NEAR PRAIRIE VIEW. FIREFIGHTERS REPORT POWER LINES DOWN ACROSS HWY 109 BETWEEN PRAIRIE VIEW AND MIDWAY
750 PM – Logan County – TSTM WND DMG NEAR PARIS. SPOTTER REPORT OF DOWNED POWER LINES NORTH OF HWY 22
750 PM – Franklin County – TSTM WND DMG NEAR CASS. STRONG THUNDERSTORM WIND BLEW DOWN POWER LINES ON HIGHWAY 23, NORTH OF CASS
738 PM – Franklin County – TSTM WND DMG NEAR BRANCH. STRONG THUNDERSTORM WIND BLEW DOWN A TREE ON HIGHWAY 41, NORTH OF HIGHWAY 22
732 PM – Sebastian County – FLASH FLOOD AT FORT SMITH. A FEW CARS STRANDED DUE TO HIGH WATER
725 PM – Benton County – FLASH FLOOD AT ROGERS. SEVERAL STRANDED VEHICLES DUE TO STREET FLOODING
433 PM – Benton County – HAIL AT CENTERTON ESTIMATED 1.00 INCH
424 PM – Benton County – HAIL NEAR SILOAM SPRINGS ESTIMATED 1.00 INCH. HAIL OBSERVED EAST OF SILOAM SPRINGS OFF OF AIRPORT ROAD
422 PM – Benton County – HAIL NEAR DECATUR ESTIMATED 1.75 INCH. SIZE ESTIMATED FROM PHOTO ON SOCIAL MEDIA
410 PM – Benton County – HAIL AT SILOAM SPRINGS ESTIMATED 1.00 INCH
Keep checking this story which we will update as more damage reports come in.