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WATCH: Six people were injured Saturday when a massive tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas. Working on injuries @Region8News pic.twitter.com/BSPxwrFQtJ. The hurricane’s top wind speed of 150 mph (241 kph) put it among the most powerful on record in the U.S. ORANGE, Texas — Texas Gov. Maximum sustained winds were recorded at 35 mph (55 kph) late Thursday, according to the hurricane center’s 10 p.m. CDT update. on Saturday afternoon, leaving at least six people injured. The powerful storm struck land near Cameron on the southwest Louisiana coast at about 1 a.m. Thursday. Most of the tornadoes … Published August 28. Forecasters said Laura was centered about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north-northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas. The governors of Louisiana and Texas say search and rescue teams are still looking, but they’ve found no reports so far of widespread fatalities. Tornado in Jonesboro, Arkansas (March 29, 2020) - Daemon Blackfyre - Highlight Series on Dailymotion Perhaps the most memorable weather event in Arkansas this past Spring was the EF-3 Jonesboro tornado on March 28. — A large chemical fire has sent a dangerous cloud over Lake Charles, Louisiana, hours after the eye of Hurricane Laura passed directly over the city. Police say they’re working with plant managers to try and contain the leak. Top winds were estimated at … 5:20 PM-Here is a look at the tornado that intensified and moved through Jonesboro, AR this evening around 5 PM. Just arrived on Caraway. @NWSMemphis continues to … Of those three tornadoes, the one that struck Jonesboro has been determined to be an EF-3 with maximum winds of 140 MPH. High CAPE values of 2,000 to 2,800 J/Kg-1 and dew-po… Many schools canceled classes or had early dismissals in anticipation of Laura’s arrival. Watch Dramatic video! And the staff continued broadcasting storm news uninterrupted from sister stations elsewhere in Louisiana. A large EF3 tornado struck the city of Jonesboro, Arkansas, while being streamed live on local news stations, producing major damage to homes, businesses, and a shopping mall. The deaths were all caused by trees falling on residences, Edwards said. Demonstrators in Russia braved extreme cold, police brutality and mass arrests, calling for the release of the opposition leader, who was detained last week shortly after returning to the country. He says “It looks like 1,000 tornadoes” came through, with some houses “totally gone.”. A bronze statue still stands despite the destruction surrounding it at the Mall at Turtle Creek Mall in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The March 28, 2020 tornado was a devastating blow to our city, but we continue to stay strong through it all. That includes city fees. The 2nd tornado touched down … By Ralph Ellis, Judson Jones and Gene Norman, CNN, Updated 2110 GMT (0510 HKT) March 29, 2020. Louisiana state environmental officials would be going up into the air over the storm area when cleared by aviation officials, looking for signs of any other industry fires or leaks, he said. ORANGE, Texas — Some of the cities and communities in Texas hardest hit by Hurricane Laura were near the Louisiana border. The tornado — which touched down just after 5 p.m. local time — caused significant damage to the Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro. The twister slammed into Jonesboro, … John Bel Edwards says the fire was burning Thursday morning just outside the city, and he’s advising storm survivors to shelter in place. The South’s Defenders monument has stood since 1915 outside a courthouse in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where local authorities voted 10-4 this month to keep it in place. The Miami-based center said the storm system is expected to continue moving over Arkansas in the night and then on into the mid-Mississippi Valley on Friday before reaching the mid-Atlantic States on Saturday. National Weather Service officials said the remnants of Hurricane Laura could spawn tornadoes and cause flash flooding in parts of Arkansas and Tennessee. Arkansas Official: Tornado Injures 4 People, Destroys Homes Authorities say a tornado in northeast Arkansas left four people injured. — Tropical Storm Laura is thrashing parts of southern Arkansas with powerful winds and heavy rainfall as the storm system lunges its way through the state after battering the Louisiana Gulf Coast. By Associated Press , Wire Service Content Nov. 16, 2020 By Region 8 Newsdesk | July 22, 2020 at 11:45 AM CDT - Updated July 24 at 9:15 PM JONESBORO, Ark. Severe damage was reported to structures and vehicles on … 5:20 PM-Here is a look at the tornado that intensified and moved through Jonesboro, AR this evening around 5 PM. The states most at risk were Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The storm system moved northeast into the Midwest where the outbreak would culminate on April 20. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Trump that the situation on the ground “is fluid and challenging,” but the Federal Emergency Management Agency is responding. One picture showed a mangled vehicle in the mall parking lot. JONESBORO, Ark. (WMC) - The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-3 tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas with winds up to 140 … No major damage has been reported from twisters, but tornadoes can be particularly dangerous at night. — People in Jonesboro are trying to salvage what they can after an EF-3 tornado brought 140 mile per hour winds to northeast Arkansas on … — Quentin Winstine (@QWphoto) March 28, 2020. Most stores were closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The storm moved across Jonesboro around 5 p.m. local time, according to a video posted by the National Weather Service in Little Rock. (Quentin Winstine/Jonesboro … Combined economic losses from March tornadoes reached approximately $2.4 billion. Abbott said about 8,500 people were served in Texas shelters. JONESBORO, Ark. A tornado touched down near downtown Jonesboro, Arkansas,Saturday evening, with video posted to social media showing extensive damage to a mall, and piles of debris left behind by the tornado strike. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Other tornadoes struck Saturday, according to the weather service. John Bel Edwards said he’s received report of the first fatality from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana, a 14-year-old girl who died when a tree fell on her home in Leesburg. Chlorine gas, which can appear in the air as a greenish yellow cloud, was used as a chemical weapon in World War 1. On that date, 56 tornadoes touched down. Tornado sightings were reported in Iowa in Black Hawk, Buchanan, Marshall Adams and Adair counties. A train was also derailed, and 22 injuries occurred in Jonesboro. Posted by Region 8 News on Thursday, August 27, 2020. A lot of damage. Watch Dramatic video! Austin police say two groups of people who had left Port Arthur and Beaumont on the southeast Texas coast got into a large fight in a downtown Austin street at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. AS THE TORNADO MOVED THROUGH RESIDENTIAL AREAS NORTHEAST OF THE AIRPORT, IT CAUSED EF2 TO ISOLATED EF3 DAMAGE TO HOMES. Laura smashed across the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 hurricane early Thursday. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he will visit the Gulf Coast this weekend to tour damage from one of the fiercest hurricanes to hit the United States. March 30, 2020. BioLab’s Lake Charles plant was built in 1979 and manufactures trichloroisocyanuric acid, chlorinating granules and other chemicals used in such household cleaners as Comet bleach scrub and pool chlorine powder. MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center says Laura remains a hurricane, sustaining top winds of 75 mph (120 kph) more than 170 miles (274 kilometers) after landfall. The storm is hitting during the state’s first week back at public school since March. The damaged remains of a vehicle lie in a parking lot outside a damaged Ashley HomeStore after the tornado Saturday in Jonesboro. The National Weather Service in Little Rock issued 48 tornado warnings that day alone. (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Municipal Airport took on some of the most severe devastation during the March 28, 2020 tornado. Storm damage meant crews had difficulty clearing downed utility equipment and trees and other wreckage to reach the site. EF3 Tornado Hits Jonesboro, Local Churches Spring Into Action Recovery efforts now underway amid COVID-19 pandemic. She was pronounced dead shortly after 1 a.m. MIAMI — Hurricane Laura has weakened to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of nearly 70 mph (113 kph). Asa Hutchinson declared an emergency and set aside $250,000 for the state to prepare for the hurricane’s impact. The remains of a vehicle lie in a parking lot in front of a damaged Ashley HomeStore after a tornado stuck Saturday in Jonesboro, Ark. More than 700,000 people in Louisiana and Texas were without power Thursday afternoon, according to the website PowerOutage.Us, which tracks utility reports. But Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor says the damage seems to be less than what they feared with Laura hitting the coast as a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane early Thursday. The National Weather Service says Laura could dump as much as 7 inches of rain on Arkansas as it continues moving north away from Louisiana, where it made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane early Thursday. The system maintained hurricane strength for about 11 hours before being downgraded to a tropical storm. The search and rescue efforts were completed by Sunday morning, and responders are moving into the cleanup and recovery phases, Craighead County Judge Marvin Day said. The storm has left more than 875,000 people without power. Extensive property damage has been reported; a floating casino that came unmoored hit a bridge. Tornado tears through Jonesboro, Arkansas causing severe damage Skip to main content A bronze statue still stands despite the destruction surrounding it at the Mall at Turtle Creek Mall in Jonesboro, Arkansas. JONESBORO, Ark. The weather service issued a rare "Particularly Dangerous Situation". Arkansas church damaged in tornado spun off from Hurricane Laura ... 15 miles east of Jonesboro, was crumpled, with … . — People in Jonesboro are trying to salvage what they can after an EF-3 tornado brought 140 mile per hour winds to northeast Arkansas on Saturday night. The first reported death, of a girl whose house was hit by a tree, was in Leesburg, more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) inland from the coast. Edwards tweeted that people “in the Westlake/Moss Bluff/Sulphur area” should close their windows and doors and turn off their air conditioning units. A tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas, injuring 22 people and leaving a trail of flattened homes and buildings. Based on the video shared online and pictures of … Texas Gov. More than 6 months after an EF-3 tornado touched down in Jonesboro, things are starting to get back to normal. Vehicles were thrown and mangled, and the local airport sustained severe damage as well. The station published photographs online showed part of the tower punched through the roof of the building, and piles of debris scattered inside the broadcast studio. A man, whose age is unknown, died of drowning while aboard a sinking ship. Tornado hit the mall in Jonesboro pic.twitter.com/xaC5tMCXuN. Some residents could be seen using chainsaws to clear fallen trees in front of their homes. He says his house survived but every other building, structure and tree on his property is gone. At a Glance. LAKE CHARLES, LA. THE TORNADO BEGAN WEAKENING AFTER IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 49 NORTHEAST OF JONESBORO, WITH THE FINAL DAMAGE OBSERVED TO THE NORTHEAST OF BROOKLAND. Hutchinson said the state will have search and rescue teams on standby. Authorities say the storm is now 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Shreveport. A large tornado touched down in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on March 28, 2020, at around 5 p.m. local time. It was moving north near 16 mph (26 kph). Laura is now a Category 1 hurricane but still blowing hard enough to be deadly. Highway 91 in the Egypt area was also closed off to traffic due to downed trees and power lines, according to Jonesboro E … By Arkansas State Police and other first responders survey the damage from a tornado after it touches down on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the intersection of Clinton School Road and Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro. 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Greg Abbott is crediting the evacuations of thousands of people for preventing deaths in Texas. The twister literally lifted a train off its … Police say the leak is at the BioLab chemical manufacturing facility in Westlake. (CNN)A tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas, injuring 22 people and leaving a trail of flattened homes and buildings. Louisiana State Police Maj. Doug Cain said they received a report that the Isle of Capri’s riverboat casino broke from its mooring and was stuck against the Interstate 10 bridge in Lake Charles. The weather service map said power lines were knocked down and roofs blown off in Jackson County, Arkansas. A tornado tore through a small city in Arkansas on Saturday evening, ripping roofs off buildings, flipping cars and prompting a curfew for residents. The casino says its Grand Palais riverboat houses 34 table games and more than 1,175 slot machines. Trump said he would visit Texas and Louisiana on Saturday or Sunday to survey the destruction caused by Laura, which Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said has killed at least four people. Of the 22 injured people, two stayed in the hospital overnight but did not have life-threatening injuries, officials said. Officials in Arkansas say a tornado ripped through the northeast part of the state and hurt six people in the college town of Jonesboro on March 28, 2020. 5:20 PM-Here is a look at the tornado that intensified and moved through Jonesboro, AR this evening around 5 PM. — Greg Langley, spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, said emergency crews in the Lake Charles area were working a fire at a chemical plant that handles chlorine for swimming pools, in an emergency that had area residents under a shelter-in-place directive. (KAIT) - Twenty-two years ago on Jan. 21-22, Arkansas saw its largest tornado outbreak in history. Tornado in Jonesboro, Arkansas (March 29, 2020) - US News on Dailymotion A frame from an Arkansas Department of Transportation camera appears to show a tornado moving through Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Surveys of storm damage are still being conducted. Both trichloroisocyanuric acid and chlorine are potentially acutely toxic to people and animals if ingested or inhaled. JONESBORO, Ark. Forecasters have issued a string of tornado warnings for Mississippi and Arkansas, where Laura is now a tropical storm. Residents in the area are being told to close their doors and windows, turn off their air conditioning and stay inside. Please find necessary information on this page to help with relief efforts. LAKE CHARLES, La. Edwards said storm surge was measured in the range of 9 feet to 12 feet (2.7 to 3.7 meters) — bad but far less than the 20 feet (6 meters) that had been forecast. As Covid-19 keeps expanding throughout the U.S. (we all need to keep following social distancing guidelines! — Reports are coming in from people who rode out Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. MIAMI — The U.S. National Hurricane Center has downgraded Laura to a tropical depression as the storm system crosses Arkansas. Police say one person opened fire, striking a woman. Preliminary Damage Survey: in NE AR revealed 2 tornadoes. None were on the coast, having happened in Vernon, Jackson and Acadia parishes. Twitter Map of the Jonesboro tornado in Arkansas on March 28, 2020. Jonesboro E-911 Director Jeff Presley said a gas line also was ruptured, but no injuries were reported. — Miranda Reynolds (@MReynoldsKAIT) October 29, 2020 Cheddars was damaged when an EF-3 tornado tore through Jonesboro on March 28. The storm barreled over Lake Charles, Louisiana, an industrial and casino city of 80,000 people. Nearly all businesses appeared to be closed as much of the area was still without electricity. The fatalities included a 24-year-old male that died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator inside his residence, Mike Steele, communications director for the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said. Meanwhile, Presley says rescue crews were working to extricate a woman after she was trapped when storm winds dropped a tree limb on her mobile home in Jonesboro. On April 19 when a vigorous upper-level trough moved through the Central and Southern Plains and collided with an unstable atmosphere along with strong wind shear and high amounts of moisture, creating a favorable environment for a large tornado outbreak. — The top part of a large transmission tower snapped and toppled into the studios of a Lake Charles television news station as Hurricane Laura tore across south Louisiana. EF3 Tornado Hits Jonesboro, Local Churches Spring Into Action. — Louisiana officials now know of 6 deaths tied to Hurricane Laura. LAKE CHARLES, La. Gaynor told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the surge turned out to be less than what was forecast, but he expects significant wind damage to buildings once they do proper surveys of the disaster area. Many schools in the southern half of Arkansas opted to cancel classes Thursday or dismiss early because of the storm. A tornado cut through the heart of Jonesboro, Ark., on Saturday evening, leaving 22 people with minor injuries and damaging a mall, local business and an airport, according to the … Craighead County was under a tornado warning with there was a report of a tornado on the ground Thursday night near the Refuge Baptist Church in the western end of Lake City, Arkansas, … JONESBORO — A reported tornado tore part of the roof from a rural church in northeastern Arkansas as the remnants of Hurricane Laura crossed the state. … Forecasters say there’s also the risk of isolated tornadoes in the eastern part of the state. Tornado caught on camera tearing through Jonesboro, Officials: Pregnant woman among 5 killed in 'mass murder', Dr. Birx: Trump presented graphs that I never made, Biden's HHS secretary pick: If we do this, we will get the pandemic under control, Rioter charged with threatening to 'assassinate' Ocasio-Cortez, officer, 'What research did you do? MAYOR: Citywide curfew at 7 p.m. after tornado hits Jonesboro, damaging multiple businesses, mall, homes in Arkansas tornado Region 8 Newsdesk 3/29/2020. He said that has led him to hope that there will be less water damage to homes close to the coast, and that damaged homes can be made habitable more quickly. BATON ROUGE, La. KPLC-TV General Manager John Ware said Thursday that the media outlet would continue to deliver its regular newscasts while it rebuilds. A tornado rated as EF3 by the National Weather Service office in Memphis tore across southern and eastern Jonesboro around 5 pm CDT. 43 tornadoes touched down across Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska on this day. — A reported tornado tore part of the roof from a rural church in northeastern Arkansas as the remnants of Hurricane Laura crossed the state. LAKE CHARLES, La. Tornado flattens buildings, injures 6 people in Jonesboro, Arkansas By Ralph Ellis, Judson Jones and Gene Norman, CNN Updated 0215 GMT (1015 HKT) March 29, 2020 … JONESBORO, Ark. — A tornado ripped through northeast Arkansas on Saturday, leaving six people hurt after hitting commercial and residential areas in the college town of Jonesboro… AUSTIN, Texas — Police in Austin, Texas, say a bystander was shot and killed after a fight broke out among 60 people who had fled the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Laura. ), thoughts and well wishes go to people like fellow storm chaser Dr. Bill Hark in … At least two people are hurt and ambulances are on the scene — Katie Woodall (@ ... More than 6 months after an EF-3 tornado touched down in Jonesboro… WESTLAKE, La. Major roof damage was reported in the Goobertown, a community 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Jonesboro, Presley said. Downed trees and structural damage were reported in some parts of Arkansas at midday Thursday, and more than 30,000 homes and businesses in the state were without electricity. The yearly average for Arkansas is 33. (CNN) Six people were injured when a tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Saturday afternoon, Mayor Harold Perrin told CNN affiliate KARK. The general manager at KPLC-TV said no one was hurt because all staff members had evacuated from the station hours before Laura’s landfall. Tornado Victims Can Still Receive Cleanup Help - News Release - April 13, 2020; Curfew Lifted in Jonesboro - Tornado News Release - April 4, 2020; City Extends Curfew, Cracks Down on Unlicensed Contractors - Tornado News Release - March 31 2020 (PDF) City Update on Tornado - News Release - March 30, 2020 (PDF) Mayor Harold Perrin and other local officials said there were no deaths after the tornado touched down on Saturday in the city, about 130 miles northeast of Little Rock. @NWSMemphis continues to … JONESBORO, Ark. By Region 8 Newsdesk | August 25, 2020 at 9:47 AM CDT - Updated August 30 at 5:35 PM JONESBORO, Ark. One death in Jackson in north Louisiana demonstrated the power of the storm, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm early Thursday, and traveled farther inland. Brett Geymann lives in Moss Bluff, just north of Lake Charles, and said the eye of the storm passed directly over them. Communities along the Gulf Coast experienced high water levels in the wake of Laura, the strongest storm to hit the U.S. this year. LAKE CHARLES, La. NE Arkansas Tornadoes ; ... 2020. An EF3 tornado struck Jonesboro, Arkansas, Saturday evening. — A Confederate general has fallen victim to Hurricane Laura. Both governors say the storm surge appears to have been not as bad as they feared. Surveyors have found damage at hundreds of homes following Saturday's tornado in Jonesboro. Slideshow continues on the next slide It says the system will dump heavy rains in spots, raising the risk of flash floods. Including the tornado count from Saturday, this brings our 2020 total to 18. State police, firefighters and other emergency workers were responding, and an Environmental Protection Agency plane was monitoring overhead, Langley said. — Early reports emerging in the wake of Hurricane Laura show less damage than what was feared. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. One briefly touched down near Cash, AR an EF-0 winds ~65-70mph. The Jonesboro, Arkansas tornado on March 28, 2020: A subtle and difficult forecast setting. Greg Abbott says his state appeared to have made it through Hurricane Laura with minimal or no loss of life, which he said was a “miracle.”. Some of the tornado damage around Jonesboro, AR from the Snapchat stories map. The tornado injured at least six people as it rolled through Jonesboro, Arkansas on March 28. KPLC is owned by Atlanta-based Gray Television. There were 101 tornadoes reported in the United States in March, of which 79 were confirmed. Mar 30, 2020 | Headlines. On a Saturday in which an outbreak of severe weather was predicted for the Midwest, a violent tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Ark., causing extensive damage. The National Weather Service says the damaging winds and torrential rains will be in the Little Rock area later Thursday afternoon and evening. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Many homes had wind damage or damage from fallen trees. — Hurricane Laura is headed toward Arkansas, where an unusual tropical storm warning has been issued for much of the state. MIAMI, Fla. — Threats from the remnants of Hurricane Laura are continuing hundreds of miles inland and well after nightfall. And nearly 12 hours after landfall, Abbott says there were still no confirmed fatalities. The storm surge that was predicted to be as high as 10 feet (3 meters) before landfall wound up being closer to 3 feet (0.9 meters), he said. Craighead County was under a tornado warning with there was a report of a tornado on the ground Thursday night near the Refuge Baptist Church in the western end of Lake City, Arkansas, 15 miles east of Jonesboro. A massive tornado struck the city of Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Saturday ar around 5 p.m local time, which left a … Laura blasted through the Louisiana coast and made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane early Thursday, wreaking damage on the industrial, casino city of Lake Charles. Edwards said the current priority is search and rescue, followed by efforts to find hotel or motel rooms for those who have lost their homes. (KAIT) - The remnants of Laura took a toll … Hotel rooms are needed because conventional communal shelters pose a risk for spreading the coronavirus, he said. But a Calcasieu Parish official said they asked for public comments, and got 878 written responses against relocating the monument, and only 67 in favor of moving it. The eye passed directly over Lake Charles, where drone video shows roofs ripped off, exposing living rooms to the elements; trees downed and water overflowing the banks of coastal properties. Updated 2110 GMT (0510 HKT) March 29, 2020 (CNN) A tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas, injuring 22 people and leaving a trail of flattened homes and buildings. JONESBORO, Ark. Drone video in the Lake Charles area shows water surrounding homes with large parts of their roofs peeled off, hotels with rooms exposed and giant trees uprooted. He said the state minimized potential loss of life because residents in the storm’s path heeded local advance warnings to evacuate. Louisiana Gov. JONESBORO, Ark. Six months later: Jonesboro Municipal Airport’s plans after tornado County judge reflects six months after tornado By Miranda Reynolds | September 28, 2020 at 7:35 PM CDT - … (KAIT) - Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin has issued a citywide curfew for 7 p.m. after a tornado tour through the Craighead County town, damaging multiple businesses and homes. At the local airport, at least one airplane was overturned, and hangars were damaged. 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