Storm system likely spewed 11 tornadoes in Arkansas, agency reports

Katrina Barker
April 18, 2018

Two nearby Wisconsin communities, both Massive Falls and Tigerton, obtained over Two feet of snow that the National Weather Service in Green Bay Noted.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Minnesota began digging out from a mid-April snowstorm, one North Carolina city was cleaning up the damage Monday from a deadly tornado spawned from the same vast storm system that pushed across the USA and ended with drenching rains in the Northeast.

MINNEAPOLIS - A deadly storm system churning through the central USA has blanketed parts of the Upper Midwest in heavy snow and ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and even tornadoes.

The National Weather Service on Monday said 11 suspected tornadoes touched down in Arkansas during severe weather this past weekend.

A second tornado has been confirmed in the Lynchburg area.

National Weather Service crews were dispatched to several locations around the region Monday morning to survey the damage done by yesterday's severe weather. On top of the tornadoes we also had over 150 reports of large hail and thunderstorm wind damage as well.

One of the EF2 tornadoes was in Crawford County, near Mountainburg, where Gov. Asa Hutchinson toured Sunday to survey the damage. The damage forced officials to cancel classes at all schools in Guilford County.

Early Monday, winds will get up to 25 miles per hour. Powerful winds also damaged several buildings at the University of Central Arkansas, though no injuries were reported there. South Carolina Electric and Gas Company reported 23,000 customers in South Carolina without electricity.

Marion Police Chief Randall Davis says at least one person was injured in the Saturday storm but wasn't life-threatening. A sleeping 2-year-old girl in Louisiana was killed when a tree fell on her family's recreational vehicle early Saturday.

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