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‘Large and destructive’ tornado threatens Little Rock, Arkansas



The National Weather Service has issued a tornado emergency for Little Rock, Arkansas.

Approximately 350,000 people are in the path of a “confirmed large and destructive tornado” spotted Friday afternoon. Meteorologists are predicting that the tornado could reach an F2 rating.

There have been no reports of injuries.

Significant damage has been reported around the Little Rock metro area, including overturned trees in major roadways, which have caused crashes, according to local news outlet KARK. Traffic has been halted in both directions on Interstate 430 due to a crash.

Residents in the area are being advised to seek shelter immediately.


The tornado is part of a larger storm system covering 15 states in the midwest and the US south. Meteorologists have likened the conditions to those that unleashed powerful tornados last week that killed 21 people in Mississippi.

More than 85 million people were under severe weather warnings on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Source: Independent

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