(KAIT) - The Jonesboro Municipal Airport took on some of the most severe devastation during the March 28, 2020 tornado. The tornado — which touched down just after 5 p.m. local time — caused significant damage to the Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro. Most of the tornadoes … Tornado tears through Jonesboro, Arkansas causing severe damage Skip to main content Highway 91 in the Egypt area was also closed off to traffic due to downed trees and power lines, according to Jonesboro E … High CAPE values of 2,000 to 2,800 J/Kg-1 and dew-po… The weather service map said power lines were knocked down and roofs blown off in Jackson County, Arkansas. Critics call it a symbol of racism that glorifies slavery. More than 6 months after an EF-3 tornado touched down in Jonesboro, things are starting to get back to normal. As Covid-19 keeps expanding throughout the U.S. (we all need to keep following social distancing guidelines! That includes city fees. LAKE CHARLES, La. MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center says Laura remains a hurricane, sustaining top winds of 75 mph (120 kph) more than 170 miles (274 kilometers) after landfall. The eye passed directly over Lake Charles, where drone video shows roofs ripped off, exposing living rooms to the elements; trees downed and water overflowing the banks of coastal properties. Asa Hutchinson declared an emergency and set aside $250,000 for the state to prepare for the hurricane’s impact. Tornado hit the mall in Jonesboro pic.twitter.com/xaC5tMCXuN. The general manager at KPLC-TV said no one was hurt because all staff members had evacuated from the station hours before Laura’s landfall. The powerful storm struck land near Cameron on the southwest Louisiana coast at about 1 a.m. Thursday. There were 101 tornadoes reported in the United States in March, of which 79 were confirmed. Surveyors have found damage at hundreds of homes following Saturday's tornado in Jonesboro. The storm is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression overnight as it makes an eastward turn near southern Illinois. A train was also derailed, and 22 injuries occurred in Jonesboro. On April 19 when a vigorous upper-level trough moved through the Central and Southern Plains and collided with an unstable atmosphere along with strong wind shear and high amounts of moisture, creating a favorable environment for a large tornado outbreak. Monitors from agency workers in the area so far have failed to pick up indications of a chlorine leak, Langley said. On a Saturday in which an outbreak of severe weather was predicted for the Midwest, a violent tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Ark., causing extensive damage. — Quentin Winstine (@QWphoto) March 28, 2020. THE TORNADO BEGAN WEAKENING AFTER IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 49 NORTHEAST OF JONESBORO, WITH THE FINAL DAMAGE OBSERVED TO THE NORTHEAST OF BROOKLAND. EF3 Tornado Hits Jonesboro, Local Churches Spring Into Action. Officials in Arkansas say a tornado ripped through the northeast part of the state and hurt six people in the college town of Jonesboro on March 28, 2020. Watch Dramatic video! Police say one person opened fire, striking a woman. Tornado Victims Can Still Receive Cleanup Help - News Release - April 13, 2020; Curfew Lifted in Jonesboro - Tornado News Release - April 4, 2020; City Extends Curfew, Cracks Down on Unlicensed Contractors - Tornado News Release - March 31 2020 (PDF) City Update on Tornado - News Release - March 30, 2020 (PDF) Severe damage was reported to structures and vehicles on … Mayor Harold Perrin and other local officials said there were no deaths after the tornado touched down on Saturday in the city, about 130 miles northeast of Little Rock. JONESBORO, Ark. Storm damage meant crews had difficulty clearing downed utility equipment and trees and other wreckage to reach the site. Craighead County was under a tornado warning with there was a report of a tornado on the ground Thursday night near the Refuge Baptist Church in the western end of Lake City, Arkansas, … One briefly touched down near Cash, AR an EF-0 winds ~65-70mph. The twister slammed into Jonesboro, … Authorities say the storm is now 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Shreveport. @NWSMemphis continues to … JONESBORO, Ark. The remains of a vehicle lie in a parking lot in front of a damaged Ashley HomeStore after a tornado stuck Saturday in Jonesboro, Ark. She was pronounced dead shortly after 1 a.m. MIAMI — Hurricane Laura has weakened to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of nearly 70 mph (113 kph). Communities along the Gulf Coast experienced high water levels in the wake of Laura, the strongest storm to hit the U.S. this year. By Region 8 Newsdesk | July 22, 2020 at 11:45 AM CDT - Updated July 24 at 9:15 PM JONESBORO, Ark. Extensive property damage has been reported; a floating casino that came unmoored hit a bridge. Greg Abbott is crediting the evacuations of thousands of people for preventing deaths in Texas. 5:20 PM-Here is a look at the tornado that intensified and moved through Jonesboro, AR this evening around 5 PM. JONESBORO, Ark. An EF3 tornado struck Jonesboro, Arkansas, Saturday evening. KPLC-TV General Manager John Ware said Thursday that the media outlet would continue to deliver its regular newscasts while it rebuilds. Tornado in Jonesboro, Arkansas (March 29, 2020) - Daemon Blackfyre - Highlight Series on Dailymotion Nearly all businesses appeared to be closed as much of the area was still without electricity. Geymann says his family’s OK but “there’s destruction all around” them. It will continually be updated as needed. — A Confederate general has fallen victim to Hurricane Laura. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he will visit the Gulf Coast this weekend to tour damage from one of the fiercest hurricanes to hit the United States. Watch Dramatic video! AUSTIN, Texas — Police in Austin, Texas, say a bystander was shot and killed after a fight broke out among 60 people who had fled the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Laura. Ware says that while some staffers who had evacuated remained in Lake Charles, while the majority relocated to Gray stations in the Louisiana cities of Alexandria and Baton Rouge as they kept up their broadcasts. (KAIT) - Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin has issued a citywide curfew for 7 p.m. after a tornado tour through the Craighead County town, damaging multiple businesses and homes. Katie Calaway surveys the damage to her office after a tornado touched down Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Jonesboro Municipal Airport in Jonesboro, Ark. — Reports are coming in from people who rode out Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. Forecasters said Laura was centered about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north-northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas. (KAIT) - The remnants of Laura took a toll … The National Weather Service says Laura could dump as much as 7 inches of rain on Arkansas as it continues moving north away from Louisiana, where it made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane early Thursday. The tornado, rated an EF3 by the National Weather Service, carved a path of destruction through the city center. — Hurricane Laura is headed toward Arkansas, where an unusual tropical storm warning has been issued for much of the state. The storm is hitting during the state’s first week back at public school since March. And the staff continued broadcasting storm news uninterrupted from sister stations elsewhere in Louisiana. Louisiana State Police Maj. Doug Cain said they received a report that the Isle of Capri’s riverboat casino broke from its mooring and was stuck against the Interstate 10 bridge in Lake Charles. — Miranda Reynolds (@MReynoldsKAIT) October 29, 2020 Cheddars was damaged when an EF-3 tornado tore through Jonesboro on March 28. Preliminary Damage Survey: in NE AR revealed 2 tornadoes. — Tropical Storm Laura is thrashing parts of southern Arkansas with powerful winds and heavy rainfall as the storm system lunges its way through the state after battering the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Including the tornado count from Saturday, this brings our 2020 total to 18. Laura is now a Category 1 hurricane but still blowing hard enough to be deadly. One death in Jackson in north Louisiana demonstrated the power of the storm, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm early Thursday, and traveled farther inland. Police say the leak is at the BioLab chemical manufacturing facility in Westlake. (KAIT) - Months after a tornado ripped through the … One picture showed a mangled vehicle in the mall parking lot. "We've already asked you to stay at home for this virus but we're really stressing to stay at home," Elliott said. A massive tornado struck the city of Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Saturday ar around 5 p.m local time, which left a … Hutchinson said the state will have search and rescue teams on standby. It is a potent irritant to the eyes, throat and lungs. Both governors say the storm surge appears to have been not as bad as they feared. It was moving north near 16 mph (26 kph). The station published photographs online showed part of the tower punched through the roof of the building, and piles of debris scattered inside the broadcast studio. Brett Geymann lives in Moss Bluff, just north of Lake Charles, and said the eye of the storm passed directly over them. The twister literally lifted a train off its … No major damage has been reported from twisters, but tornadoes can be particularly dangerous at night. Mar 30, 2020 | Headlines. EF3 Tornado Hits Jonesboro, Local Churches Spring Into Action Recovery efforts now underway amid COVID-19 pandemic. The storm moved across Jonesboro around 5 p.m. local time, according to a video posted by the National Weather Service in Little Rock. 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He says “It looks like 1,000 tornadoes” came through, with some houses “totally gone.”. (Quentin Winstine/Jonesboro … A tornado tore through a small city in Arkansas on Saturday evening, ripping roofs off buildings, flipping cars and prompting a curfew for residents. (KAIT) - The remnants of Laura took a toll … A bronze statue still stands despite the destruction surrounding it at the Mall at Turtle Creek Mall in Jonesboro, Arkansas. But Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor says the damage seems to be less than what they feared with Laura hitting the coast as a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane early Thursday. Six months later: Jonesboro Municipal Airport’s plans after tornado County judge reflects six months after tornado By Miranda Reynolds | September 28, 2020 at 7:35 PM CDT - … The storm system moved northeast into the Midwest where the outbreak would culminate on April 20. State police, firefighters and other emergency workers were responding, and an Environmental Protection Agency plane was monitoring overhead, Langley said. By Region 8 Newsdesk | August 25, 2020 at 9:47 AM CDT - Updated August 30 at 5:35 PM JONESBORO, Ark. The tornado injured at least six people as it rolled through Jonesboro, Arkansas on March 28. Tornado caught on camera tearing through Jonesboro, Officials: Pregnant woman among 5 killed in 'mass murder', Dr. Birx: Trump presented graphs that I never made, Biden's HHS secretary pick: If we do this, we will get the pandemic under control, Rioter charged with threatening to 'assassinate' Ocasio-Cortez, officer, 'What research did you do? Now the pedestal is empty, and the Confederate statue is in pieces on the ground, victim to a Category 4 hurricane that struck the city early Thursday. Edwards tweeted that people “in the Westlake/Moss Bluff/Sulphur area” should close their windows and doors and turn off their air conditioning units. More than 700,000 people in Louisiana and Texas were without power Thursday afternoon, according to the website PowerOutage.Us, which tracks utility reports. By Region 8 Newsdesk | August 25, 2020 at 9:47 AM CDT - Updated August 30 at 5:35 PM JONESBORO, Ark. At least two people are hurt and ambulances are on the scene — Katie Woodall (@ ... More than 6 months after an EF-3 tornado touched down in Jonesboro… At a Glance. — A large chemical fire has sent a dangerous cloud over Lake Charles, Louisiana, hours after the eye of Hurricane Laura passed directly over the city. MIAMI — The U.S. National Hurricane Center has downgraded Laura to a tropical depression as the storm system crosses Arkansas. Nine hours later, it was about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and had not yet weakened into a tropical storm. In Orange, Texas and nearby Newton County, Texas, many streets were blocked by large trees that had been toppled by Laura’s powerful winds. 43 tornadoes touched down across Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska on this day. The South’s Defenders monument has stood since 1915 outside a courthouse in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where local authorities voted 10-4 this month to keep it in place. At the local airport, at least one airplane was overturned, and hangars were damaged. The deaths were all caused by trees falling on residences, Edwards said. — Greg Langley, spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, said emergency crews in the Lake Charles area were working a fire at a chemical plant that handles chlorine for swimming pools, in an emergency that had area residents under a shelter-in-place directive. Based on the video shared online and pictures of … Hotel rooms are needed because conventional communal shelters pose a risk for spreading the coronavirus, he said. Many schools canceled classes or had early dismissals in anticipation of Laura’s arrival. LAKE CHARLES, La. Residents in the area are being told to close their doors and windows, turn off their air conditioning and stay inside. Arkansas Official: Tornado Injures 4 People, Destroys Homes Authorities say a tornado in northeast Arkansas left four people injured. Maximum sustained winds were recorded at 35 mph (55 kph) late Thursday, according to the hurricane center’s 10 p.m. CDT update. Both trichloroisocyanuric acid and chlorine are potentially acutely toxic to people and animals if ingested or inhaled. JONESBORO, Ark. Texas Gov. Some residents could be seen using chainsaws to clear fallen trees in front of their homes. JONESBORO, Ark. John Bel Edwards says the fire was burning Thursday morning just outside the city, and he’s advising storm survivors to shelter in place. Working on injuries @Region8News pic.twitter.com/BSPxwrFQtJ. Laura slammed the Gulf Coast early Thursday and roared through Louisiana. Day said there is a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott urged residents to stay home while debris is cleared out of roadways and other common areas. LAKE CHARLES, La. A violent tornado has just gone through the city of Jonesboro, Arkansas on Saturday afternoon. Chlorine gas, which can appear in the air as a greenish yellow cloud, was used as a chemical weapon in World War 1. The storm has left more than 875,000 people without power. Austin police say two groups of people who had left Port Arthur and Beaumont on the southeast Texas coast got into a large fight in a downtown Austin street at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. MIAMI, Fla. — Threats from the remnants of Hurricane Laura are continuing hundreds of miles inland and well after nightfall. JONESBORO, Ark. The March 28, 2020 tornado was a devastating blow to our city, but we continue to stay strong through it all. JONESBORO — A reported tornado tore part of the roof from a rural church in northeastern Arkansas as the remnants of Hurricane Laura crossed the state. Slideshow continues on the next slide Tornado sightings were reported in Iowa in Black Hawk, Buchanan, Marshall Adams and Adair counties. Combined economic losses from March tornadoes reached approximately $2.4 billion. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Storm damage in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Saturday. The hurricane’s top wind speed of 150 mph (241 kph) put it among the most powerful on record in the U.S. ORANGE, Texas — Texas Gov. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. He said the state minimized potential loss of life because residents in the storm’s path heeded local advance warnings to evacuate. Tornado in Jonesboro, Arkansas (March 29, 2020) - US News on Dailymotion The storm surge that was predicted to be as high as 10 feet (3 meters) before landfall wound up being closer to 3 feet (0.9 meters), he said. A large tornado touched down in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on March 28, 2020, at around 5 p.m. local time. Abbott said about 8,500 people were served in Texas shelters. The damaged remains of a vehicle lie in a parking lot outside a damaged Ashley HomeStore after the tornado Saturday in Jonesboro. Gov. Arkansas State Police and other first responders survey the damage from a tornado after it touches down on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the intersection of Clinton School Road and Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro. (CNN)A tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas, injuring 22 people and leaving a trail of flattened homes and buildings. Based on the video shared online and pictures of the damage posted on Twitter, it appears the area was heavily damaged by the twister as it traveled and gained in intensity from Jonesboro to Brookland. Louisiana state environmental officials would be going up into the air over the storm area when cleared by aviation officials, looking for signs of any other industry fires or leaks, he said. Cheddars announced they were coming to Jonesboro in 2011. RATING: EF1 ESTIMATED PEAK … Published August 28. — Early reports emerging in the wake of Hurricane Laura show less damage than what was feared. Demonstrators in Russia braved extreme cold, police brutality and mass arrests, calling for the release of the opposition leader, who was detained last week shortly after returning to the country. Greg Abbott says his state appeared to have made it through Hurricane Laura with minimal or no loss of life, which he said was a “miracle.”. 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