No Tornadoes, But Hundreds Of Trees Down In Ark

Friday, August 7th 2009, 6:45 am
By: News On 6

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Hundreds of trees were blown down during thunderstorms in central Arkansas, with some landing on homes and other structures.

The National Weather Service said Thursday it surveyed areas hardest hit by a storm system that moved through the day before.

The weather service says it looked at areas of White, Cleburne, Lonoke and Prairie counties. No tornado damage was found, but meteorologists said many spots had seen winds of 60 mph or more. Winds in Carlisle reached 70 mph, they estimated.

About 25,000 homes and businesses were without power for a time after Wednesday's storms.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.