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Thousands in the dark after South Arkansas storms



Clark County, Arkansas — On Friday, powerful Friday night storms left many in south Arkansas without power.

Many roads and homes were left covered in storm damage, and more than 18-thousand homes and businesses were in the dark.

Shelley Tucker, the public relations and communications representative for South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative Inc. lives in Curtis.

According to Tucker, the damage is unquestioned but how it happened is still a mystery.

Tucker said, “Nobody still knows if it was tornadoes or straight-line winds or what but there were multiple multiple trees down, blocking roads, power lines tangled, it was pretty crazy to see. “

Only one county was still seeing significant outages by Saturday night.

According to Ashley County, there were more than 700 outages from its 8,800 homes and businesses.