Tornado Slams Little Rock, Smashes Rooftops, Flips Vehicles


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A tornado has plowed through Arkansas’ capital and surrounding areas, reducing rooftops to splinters, toppling vehicles and tossing debris on roadways as people raced for shelter. The Little Rock Fire Department is reporting heavy damage and debris in the western end of the city and says firefighters have been performing rescue operations in the area.

Mark Hulsey is a special projects manager for Pulaski County, which includes Little Rock. He says one person has been injured and is listed in critical condition. Hulsey adds that the county’s unincorporated areas have seen structural damage from the tornado but crews haven’t yet encountered any buildings that were “flattened or completely destroyed.

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