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Tornadoes cause damage in northeast Arkansas

The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes caused damage Wednesday night in Northeast Arkansas.

POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. — UPDATE: The National Weather Service reports two tornadoes touched down in northeast Arkansas Wednesday night. 

One touched down near Cash - an EF-0 with winds at 65-70mph. 

The second tornado touched down near Claypool Reservoir just north of Harrisburg - an EF-2 with winds at 125mph.


A tornado, caught on camera on the ground Wednesday night, caused damage in Poinsett County, Arkansas.

According to Poinsett County Sheriff, Kevin Molder, about 30 homes were damaged, most of those in the town of Harrisburg.

Local 24 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist John Bryant was tracking the storm as it moved through Poinsett County, south of Jonesboro, heading toward Shelby County.  The storm weakened as it made its way into Shelby County.

Tornado Damage in Harrisburg

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This is the second tornado to hit Northeast Arkansas in less than two weeks.

On Saturday, March 28, an EF-3 caused major damage in Jonesboro.

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