Arkansas Hit by Tornado
SPRINGDALE, Arkansas – Powerful storms and tornadoes caused major damage and blackouts According to Springdale police, at least seven people were injured after a storm swept through northwest Arkansas.
KFSM-TV reported that damage was extensive in Springdale, including an elementary school gymnasium and warehouse.
Springdale School District, the largest in Arkansas, canceled all classes Wednesday due to storms.
According to Captain Jeff Taylor of the Springdale Police, seven injuries were reported as they went to the hospital.
Taylor said two of those injuries were serious, but it was not known what those injuries were.
There are still more than 8,000 customers without power in the Northwest Arkansas area.
Photos and videos posted on Twitter show extensive damage.
A video posted by meteorologist Darby Baby showed that half of the Nelvsk warehouse was destroyed by debris scattered around the parking lot.
It is not clear where the tornado fell on the Fujita Enhanced Scale or EF.