Storm damage in Central Arkansas

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1 injury reported:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  The Little Rock Police Department reports one storm-related injury on Thursday afternoon.

The LRPD says a man was in a car when a street sign flew into his vehicle in southwest Little Rock near Interstate 30.

Storm Damage: 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Storm damage reported off I-30 in Little Rock. As seen in photos, a tree blocking part of Frontage Road near exit 130 and building damage to shops. You can see metal siding hanging off and insulation blown into fences.

Flooding spotted on Barberry Street in North Little Rock. Photo from Donna Treece.

Road Closures:

It has been reported by viewers that Kellog Acres Road in Sherwood is closed. A tree is down on power lines and across the road just past the bridge. Photo submitted by Jennifer O’Brien. 

Road closures reported in Saline County. A section of State Highway 35 has been closed due to a downed tree.

Weather coverage: 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Storm damage is reported in Central Arkansas after severe weather moved through early Thursday afternoon.

We’re hearing reports of damage coming in from the southwest Little Rock area.

Tornado warnings had been issued for Pulaski, Faulkner, Lonoke, White counties at the time as well as flash flood warnings.

The National Weather Service Office in Little Rock has these reports so far:

0221 PM     FLASH FLOOD     LITTLE ROCK. FLOODING REPORTED OFF CANTRELL NEAR ALLSOPP PARK.

0216 PM     FLASH FLOOD      VILONIA (FAULKNER COUNTY). FLASH FLOODING WAS REPORTED ON OTTO ROAD IN VILONIA.

0152 PM     TORNADO          2 SW OTTO (FAULKNER COUNTY) HOUSE REPORTED TO BE DAMAGED.

0142 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DOWNTOWN LITTLE ROCK. DAMAGE WAS REPORTED OFF INTERSTATE 30. A TREE WAS REPORTED DOWN BLOCKING PART OF FRONTAGE ROAD NEAR EXIT 130.

0128 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N MACON (PULASKI COUNTY). ROOF DAMAGE, DOWNED TREES AND DAMAGE TO AN RV.

0124 PM     TORNADO          2 NNW SYLVAN HILLS (PULASKI COUNTY). TREES REPORTED TO BE BLOWN DOWN.

0115 PM     FLASH FLOOD      NORTH LITTLE ROCK. STREET FLOODING WAS OCCURING ON NORTH CYPRESS CREEK

1255 PM     TSTM WND DMG  MABELVALE (PULASKI COUNTY). A GARAGE DOOR WAS BLOWN IN, AND SOME ROOFING MATERIAL WAS REMOVED FROM A BUSINESS AT 10601 OTTER CREEK BLVD. IN MABELVALE. ESTIMATE THUNDERSTORM WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH.

1252 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MABELVALE. A METAL SHED WAS DAMAGED ALONG WITH 8 TO 10 TREES REPORTED DOWN AT OTTER CREEK AND MABELVALE WEST.

1228 PM     FLASH FLOOD      HOT SPRINGS (GARLAND COUNTY). OBSERVED A VIDEO OF FLASH FLOODING ALONG CENTRAL AVE. AT FILES RD. THE INTERSECTION WAS COMPLETELY UNDER WATER AND THERE WAS A VEHICLE STRANDED IN THE FLOODING.

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