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    LATEST NEWS: 05 25 2011 - Tornado Wipes Out Denning, Arkansas

     

    Latest reports on The Weather Channel indicated another tornado wiped out the town of Denning, Arkansas 05 25 2011 at approx. 3:15 AM est. This information was taken from the inter net:

    National Weather Service: Denning, Ark., Destroyed By Tornado

    POSTED: 12:29 am CDT May 25, 2011
    UPDATED: 1:59 am CDT May 25, 2011

    The  National Weather Service is reporting that a large, dangerous tornado  has destroyed the town of Denning, Arkansas, in Franklin County, just  south of Altus.The tornado hit the area about 12:15 a.m., and it  continued to the northeast. Spotters reported that this large tornado  was up to a mile wide at one point just before it struck Denning.40/29  News reporter Kelly Johnson said there was lots of structural damage in  the Denning area, with live power lines down in the area, and no access  into Denning from the north side of town.At least one caller reported that their home had been destroyed in Denning. Slideshow: Images: May 24 Tornadoes, Storms On Franklin County Road 924, there were Franklin County Sheriff  Deputies assessing damage, according to 40/29 News reporter Tony  Russell. A young girl was transported from one ambulance to another due  to problems with power lines across the road that could not be crossed.  She was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, but she was  conscious and crying, Russell said.An Arkansas State Trooper said  one person was killed in the Denning area, and they are still looking  for three missing people. There are numerous instances of downed trees  on houses, possibly with people trapped inside, all across Franklin  County.Franklin County Judge Jo Powell said at least one house  was destroyed and the fatality was in a mobile home. He also said there  were numerous live power lines down and cautioned people to be very  careful and not to drive over them.  Residents of Etna told 40/29 News that they had no warning other  than watching the live weather coverage on 40/29, and they were able to  just get in their bathroom as the storm blasted through town.Franklin  County's emergency services deputy coordinator Rick Covert said several  people were hurt as the tornado and strong winds damaged homes. The  extent of their injuries wasn't immediately known. Covert said the  storms also tore through a fire station near the Etna-Oak Bend area,  ripping off part of the roof and blowing out several doors.Jeff Patrick with the Red Cross said a shelter would be opening in the gym of the United Methodist Church in Ozark about 2 a.m.Madison County dispatch said some rescue crews are headed to Denning to help with rescue efforts.Stay with 4029tv.com for the latest on this story.

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