Mena Tornado: Three People Killed
Officials will assess the extent of the damage to determine the rank of the tornado Enhanced Fujita Scale. One example of the severe damage, at Rich Mountain Community the tornado tossed one of the school's buses into a tree, as through it were a toy car. The National Weather Services in Little Rock and Tulsa are both expected to be surveying the area this morning. Once a rank is determined, officials will also be able to estimate the wind speed of the twister.
Thousands of residents are without power. The Mena Regional Health System also received damage, however, a hospital employee tells 5NEWS that they are still seeing patients and running off auxillary power.
More than 30 residents have been taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.
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