Emergency management officials are receiving reports of storm damages in parts of northwest Arkansas that were struck by an early morning tornado, reports the Associated Press. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says damages and power outages are being reported throughout Washington County, while officials in Benton County say they’ve received reports of two minor injuries and damage to five homes. Three people have been confirmed dead in the small town of Cincinnati in Washington County.
Damages have been reported in Madison County, where trees are down around the small town of Clifty.
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says several highways in the area have been closed because of downed trees and debris in the roadway.