UPDATE AS OF 8:20 MOUNTAIN: A trailer park has reportedly been hit along with multiple missing person reports. This is information gathered from the Live State Police radio feed. Here is a radar grab from one of the storms with a tornado currently on the ground:
UPDATE AS OF 8:35: The SPC has upgraded the risk for tornadoes to 95% and the risk of f2+ tornadoes to 70%. A PDS watch box has been issued until 4 A.M. PDS stands for "Particularly Dangerous Situation. The Arkansas State Police have sent all units in the surrounding area to patrol for significant tornado damage.
UPDATE AS OF 8:55: A State Patrolman has confirmed heavy damage to a town to the SE of Little Rock. He reported houses blown over, and described the town as having "major problems." Some of the supercells in Arkansas have congealed into a larger mass which will reduce the tornado threat for those particular storms, but there are still 5-6 strong supercells downstream. There are still a few tornado warned supercells in Eastern Missouri as well.
UPDATE AS OF 9:00: Fox News is reporting atleast 3 dead, 25 injured in Arkansas. Again, these are not 100% confirmed. A local fire dept. received damage but there are no reports of injuries related to this damage.
UPDATE AS OF 9:24:
Copy and paste for damage photo (I don't want to deal with copyright issues if there are any).
This is a picture of the damage done to the local fire department. This just shows the scope of the potential damage across Arkansas.
UPDATE AS OF 10:08:
Conway Co. Arkansas 2 tornadoes confirmed. 6 houses destroyed. Gov. Beebe has sent the National Guard to White Co.
Primary storm of concern:
Very impressive hook and couplet signatures persistent for about 15-20 minutes now and strengthening.
New development is occurring in the SW corner of the watch box.
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