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Damage reported from storms moving through Arkansas

Tornado captured on video by storm chasers near Mountainburg. (Photo courtesy: Live Storms Media and David Watson)

Damage reports came in across the state Friday night as severe weather moved through Arkansas.

The Red Cross set up a shelter at Warrens Rec Room in Mountainburg, near where storm chasers recorded a large, wedge-shape tornado. According to KFSM, authorities reported 160 buildings damaged. They say the area had at least three entrapments and four people were hospitalized. No fatalities have been reported at this time. Emergency management officials also say a pregnant woman went into labor in a storm shelter.

The Howard County Sheriff's Office was assessing damage near Umpire. Authorities there report trees and power lines down.

Montgomery County authorities say they had some structure damage and downed trees and power lines reported near Pencil Bluff.

The National Weather Service in Little Rock says it had reports of tree and roof damage from Morrilton, Plumerville and Conway as a line of tornado-warned storms moved through the area.

The University of Central Arkansas confirmed there was roof damage to Carmichael Hall. There are no injuries reported at this time. The building was evacuated and students were relocated.


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