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Northwest Arkansas impacted by severe weather, tornado damage

Posted at 9:57 AM, Mar 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-31 08:20:33-04

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Severe storms moved across eastern Oklahoma late Tuesday night and into the next day. After the storms moved out of Green Country, a tornado touched down in northwest Arkansas early Wednesday morning.

According to KNWA, a potential tornado touched down in Springdale, Ark., around 4:45 a.m. At least seven people were injured and some are in the hospital being treated. Springdale police are planning on doing check-ins with residents throughout the morning.

Damage is being reported that includes powerlines being down and structural damage to buildings and other businesses.

The National Weather Service found EF-3 category damage while evaluating the area within the Johnson-Springdale path.

One of the buildings impacted by the damage was George Elementary School.Springdale Public Schools canceled classes on Wednesday to take the time to assess the damage and also prepare for more severe weather coming to the area.

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