Storms down trees, power lines in central Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Storms with strong winds and heavy rain moving across Arkansas have downed trees and power lines and caused some damage in central Arkansas.

Warning coordination meteorologist John Robinson with the National Weather Service in Little Rock says winds of 60 miles per hour have been reported with the Friday afternoon storms. He says there are reports of windows blown out of buildings in Sherwood and roof damage to a building in Little Rock.

Entergy Arkansas reports tens of thousands of power outages, including more than 19,000 in Pulaski County.

Robinson says there were not yet any reports of flooding - but that street flooding is possible.

Robinson says the storm is moving rapidly eastward and is expected to be out of the state by early evening.

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