Storms down trees, flood roads in central Arkansas

May 2, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say a severe thunderstorm has caused flooding, blown roofs off houses and knocked out power in central Arkansas, as officials issued several tornado and flash flood warnings for the area.

KATV reports that tractor-trailer trucks were blown over in Little Rock Thursday afternoon, while two cars had to be removed from flooded roadways in Hot Springs. Police in Sherwood say high water also forced a bridge closure.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office say strong wind gusts knocked down trees and downed power lines. Electric power provider Entergy, which serves about 700,000 customers in Arkansas, says more than 7,000 customers are without power.

The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings for much of central Arkansas.


Information from: KATV-TV, http://www.katv.com/