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Apr 04,2008
Tornado moves through central Arkansas
by UPI

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A storm moving across central Arkansas spawned at least one tornado that caused damage in Little Rock, Ark., and other locations, emergency personnel said.

Damage was reported at a shopping center and car dealership near Interstate 30 between Benton and Bryant, Little Rock television station KTHV reported Friday. A security camera at the car dealership recorded the tornado as it swept through the business, flipping cars.

A mobile home park in the Benton area also sustained damage from tornado activity and fires, emergency crews reported.

Dozens of homes were damaged in several Bryant neighborhoods, police said, and debris closed Highway 5.

In Little Rock, trees and power lines were downed in several neighborhoods, the television station reported. Homes, and several stand-alone and shopping center businesses were damaged. Gas leaks forced some residents in one area to leave.

Damage was reported at the North Little Rock Airport, where authorities reported several planes and a fuel truck were flipped.

Another storm, possibly a tornado, caused caused damage at the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway, officials said.

Copyright © 2008, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

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