May 24, 2019

Deadly storms hit Arkansas and Oklahoma

A tornado in Arkansas. Natures way of reminding us who is more powerful?

Severe storms have hit the US states of Arkansas and Oklahoma, leaving thirteen people dead and a trail of destruction.

A combination of heavy rain, lightning, strong winds and tornado’s have left dozens of homes and school buildings in ruins.

A tornado swept through the small town of Tushka, Oklahoma, killing two elderly sisters and injuring at least 25 people. At least five school buildings were destoyed.

In Garland County, Arkansas, lightning knocked a tree into a house, killing a man and his baby daughter.

And a six-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree in Bald Knob, Arkansas.

In rural St Francis County, strong storm winds flipped over a mobile home, killing a woman inside it and injuring her husband.

A mother and her eight-year-old son were killed in Little Rock, Arkansas when a tree fell on a home.

Outside Little Rock in Pulaski County a tree fell on a vehicle, killing a man inside, a police official said.

The National Weather Service reports that at least 10 tornados struck the central and southern plains regions of the US on Thursday.