LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Some Monday afternoon storms turned severe in parts of Arkansas.
According to storm reports from the National Weather Service, power lines and trees were blown down in Tuckerman (Jackson County) and some roofs were damaged shortly before 2:30.
Shortly before 3 p.m. in El Paso (White County), a power line and large limbs were blown down.
In North Pulaski County around 3:25 p.m. observing equipment at Little Rock Air Force Base recorded a 52 mph wind gust one mile east-southeast of Macon.
Some storm damage was also reported in Conway (Faulkner County) where trees and fences were blown down.
Most of the damage happened in the Southern Hills subdivision, where many neighbors came home from work to find trees knocked across their yards and driveways.
Cleaning up the mess was far from the evening Jeffery Brockman envisioned. After a full day working construction, he had to come home and pick up a chainsaw to clear a tree that fell across his yard.
“Another 3 or 4 hours of work,” Brockman said. “I’m just going to cut it up put it on the street and hope the city comes and gets it.”