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3 tornadoes confirmed in central Arkansas

3 tornadoes confirmed in central Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in central Arkansas Thursday night.

According to Meteorologist Jeff Hood with NWS, one touched down on the southern part of Pulaski County going into Lonoke County and the other touched down in southern Prairie County. NWS in Memphis reported that a weak tornado was produced in a rice field east of Waldenburg in Poinsett County.

NWS Little Rock's full report can be found here: http://on.kthv.com/1xelHvv

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Severe weather likely this evening

Severe weather likely this evening

A band of storms already popping in Oklahoma this morning along an approaching cold front. Ahead of that front, warm and muggy conditions with increasing clouds.

Cold front arrives by later afternoon in NW Arkansas with a pretty decent chance of rain and storms. Timing in central Arkansas will be later tonight, and cool air arriving Friday. This weekend will be the second weekend of Autumn and it will certainly feel like it.

Thursday: high 87, mostly cloudy. pm t-storms

Friday: high 75, mostly sunny.

 

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Severe weather likely this evening

Severe weather likely this evening

A band of storms already popping in Oklahoma this morning along an approaching cold front. Ahead of that front, warm and muggy conditions with increasing clouds.

Cold front arrives by later afternoon in NW Arkansas with a pretty decent chance of rain and storms. Timing in central Arkansas will be later tonight, and cool air arriving Friday. This weekend will be the second weekend of Autumn and it will certainly feel like it.

Thursday: high 87, mostly cloudy. pm t-storms

Friday: high 75, mostly sunny.

 

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Little Rock already preparing for winter weather

Little Rock already preparing for winter weather


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)— On Tuesday night, the Little Rock board of directors approved a plan that will bring two new salt storage facilities to the city.

The city says the compounds will quicken response times when bad weather hits, and will also keep salt more readily available for road crews. It's in an effort to prevent problems like they saw this past winter.

"We have been in some serious discussions [about what to do this winter] already," said Little Rock Public Works coordinator Mark Jacobi.

Jacobi says the city has plans to add four more plows to its snow-fighting fleet as well.

"[It] kind of helps us in our initial response time - it also helps the drivers have closer turnaround times to the materials to refill their trucks," Jacobi elaborated.

Area photo: Love is in the air?

Area photo: Love is in the air?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Pricilla Gray Kellebrew shared this photo from the Little Rock area though our #BeOn11 hastag. If you have a photo you'd like to share, you can do so by using that same hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, or even Instagram.

Tree falls on car downtown during storm

Tree falls on car downtown during storm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Tuesday, Little Rock firefighters spent the afternoon cleaning up storm debris on a section of 7th Street in downtown Little Rock.

During the storm, a tree fell across the road and hit a car.

THV spoke to some drivers who saw it happen, and they said the rain was coming down so hard, they couldn't even see the hoods of their cars.

No serious injuries have been reported.

Temporary Housing Assistance for Tornado Victims

Temporary Housing Assistance for Tornado Victims

The Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA) will authorize approval for the Owners of Low Income Housing Tax Credit, (The Owner) rental units in Arkansas to provide temporary emergency housing for low income families.  The approval allows Owners to immediately move-in low income families without providing all the necessary documentation required under section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code.  

The approval will only assist low income families that were displaced from their principal place of residence as a result of the major tornado disaster in Faulkner County and the newly expanded Presidentially-declared disaster counties that include Pulaski, White and Randolph.