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Power restoration efforts continue; NWS to determine damage definition

Approximately 1,500 North Arkansas Electric Cooperative customers remain without power following the severe storms that swept through northern Arkansas Saturday.

Immediately following the storms. More than 8,000 customers were left without powers as whipping winds snapped power poles, toppled trees, throwing debris and tore roofs from structures.

NAEC CEO Mel Coleman said the storms were more severe and damage more wide spread than other storms that have taken place during this time of year in recent springs.

According to National Weather Service Meteorologist, Lance Pile, it has not yet been determined whether the storm produced a tornado, straight line winds or if it was simply a severe storm causing the devastation.

“We haven’t determined it yet. We have a survey team that will probably be down there to day to get a better look at the landscape before a decision is made,” Pile said.

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Lauren Siebert
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