EF2 tornado confirmed in Cleburne County from Tuesday storms, according to National Weather Service

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UPDATE:

CLEBURNE COUNTY, Ark. — The National Weather Service confirms from Tuesday storms an EF-2 tornado east of the Hopewell community in Cleburne County.

It was three miles Northeast of Hopewell. There was also thunderstorm wind damage North of Wooster and Southwest of Guy.

Update:

CLEBURNE COUNTY, Ark. — A confirmed tornado ripped through Cleburne County Tuesday afternoon. It left downed trees and powerlines. It also rolled through a neighborhood.

One of those trees were ripped out of the ground by that suspected tornado. Several homes were damaged as well. Now not many people were home when the storms hit.

I talked to one man who says he watched the storms roll in from a gas station across the highway.

“When you see that it’s like a whole other level of what mother nature is,” said Trace Tippett.

As the storms rolled through Cleburne County Trace Tippett sat at a gas station watching as it hit his neighborhood.

“Then I can’t even recognize when I hit my road that I even lived here,” said Tippett.

When he pulled up to his street all he saw were downed trees and power lines and homes damaged from the suspected tornado.

“I was in so much shock that, I don’t know. It’s hard to describe the emotions you feel whenever reality checks you like that,” said Tippett.

Luckily he says no one was injured during the storm and in just minutes, crews and volunteers came to clean up debris.

“It’s grat to know that you have that kind of support around,” said Tippett.

Crews will be back out bright and early tomorrow. Again everyone in this neighborhood is just thankful no one was hurt.

Original Story:

CLEBURNE COUNTY, Ark. — The National Weather Service has reported damage in Cleburne County.

We were told by dispatch there are several neighborhoods with damage and people trapped in their houses.

There are a lot of downed trees and power lines on Blakey Road off Highway 16.

A second tornado was confirmed in Conway County.

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