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Friday Storm Damage in 12+ Arkansas Counties

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  - Storm reports received by late Friday night detailed damage in more than a dozen Arkansas counties from a Friday afternoon and evening severe weather outbreak.

The National Weather Service says storm survey crews will be sent out Saturday around the state to determine how strong observed tornadoes were, and to determine if some reports of thunderstorm wind damage was in fact a tornado.

The first major damage was reported shortly after 4 p.m. in Crawford County at Mountainburg, where a confirmed tornado touched down. Local emergency management officials said 160 homes were damaged and four people were injured.

A report from the National Weather Service at Shreveport states that a tornado also touched down in Howard County at 7:20 p.m. 12 miles north-northwest of Dierks in the Umpire area along Hwy. 278.

At 9:40 p.m. in Conway (Faulkner County), thunderstorm wind damage was reported on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. There was roof damage and flooding at Carmichael Hall that forced the evacuation of students. No injuries were reported.

At 8:35 p.m. in Mountain Home (Baxter County),  there were reports of damage to multiple buildings, including a nursing home. Power lines were also reported toppled.

Other storm damage reports:
10:56 p.m. - Jackson County, at Swifton, Roof removed from a home
10:39 p.m. - Independence County, 1 mile north of Charlotte, Trees down along Hwy. 25
9:55 p.m. - Stone County, 1 mile southeast of Melrose, Trees and power lines down along Hwy. 14
9:43 p.m. - Cleburne County, at Prim, Chicken house destroyed
9:35 p.m. - Cleburne Co., at Narrows Marina, Trees & power lines down. Roof debris also spotted
9:20 p.m. - Conway County, 2 miles east of Morrilton, Trees down between Morrilton and Plumerville
9:15 p.m. - Conway County, West of Oppelo, Trees downed
9:13 p.m. - Perry County, 3 miles southwest of Oppelo, Numerous trees down around Timberlake Reservoir. Roads impassable due to trees and power lines across them
9:05 p.m. - Perry County, 3 miles west of Perry, Numerous trees reported down
9:00 p.m. - Perry County, at Adona, Trees downed
7:55 p.m. - Little River County, 2 miles west of Winthrop, Tree down across Hwy. 41
7:52 p.m. - Sevier County, Trees down countywide
7:44 p.m. - Logan County, at Booneville, Trees and power lines downed
6:00 p.m. - Sebastian County, 1 mile east of Lavaca, Trees down on roads, power lines down
4:09 p.m. - Crawford County, 2 miles north of Alma, Uprooted and snapped trees

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