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NWS releases ratings for tornadoes that hit Northwest Arkansas Sunday morning

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40/29 News Sunrise on the Arkansas CW) WELCOME BACK TO 40-29 NEWS SUNRISE-- TIME IS NOW X ABOUT 33-THOUSAND CARROLL ELECTRIC AND SWEPCO CUSTOMERS DON'T HAVE POWER IN BENTON COUNTY THIS MORNING. OZARKS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE REPORTING ALMOST 5 HUNDRED POWER OUTAGES. THIS MORNING- GOVERNOR SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS WILL TOUR THE DAMAGE LEFT BEHIND FROM THOSE STORMS. 40/29'S LAKYRA BANKS IS LIVE IN ROGERS. LAKYRA WHAT ARE YOU SEEING THIS MORNING? ....ARE SOME OF THE SCENES THE GOVERNOR IS EXPECTED TO SEE AS SHE TOURS THIS AREA THIS MORNING. RIGHT NOW- THE POWER IS STILL OUT HERE ON WALNUT STREET- MAKING IT HARD TO REALLY SEE THE FULL EXTENT OF THIS DAMAGE. THIS IS <> "The rebuilding efforts will come. It's not going to ber a short process, but a long road ahead. I can assure that not only will our state county and federal partners, we will work together until we can get everybody back whole and open, business open and we will be there every single step of the way." MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY SPENT MUCH OF THE DAY SUNDAY ASSESSING THE DAMAGE- AS FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES TOOK IN WHAT HAPPENED AND PICKING UP VALUABLES THEY COULD SEE. THIS IS VIDEO OF WALNUT STREET- WHERE WE ARE THIS MORNING- AND YOU CAN SEE STORE FRONTS WERE RIPPED- MANY BUILDING COMPLETELY DESTROYED. EMERGENCY CREWS AND NEIGHBORS HAVE BEEN RALLYING TOGETHER TO CLEAR WHAT THEY CAN. . <> ("I've had several friends and family already here helping us cut down limbs and dragging them out of the street. And we're just very thankful that we're alive and that we're still here to live another day.") <> ("It's just like so many things could be taken away so soon. And it's just like this place has become my home. It's it's just so hard.") WE'RE ALSO SEEING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OUT IN DECATUR. ONE MAN SAYS HE ONLY HAD A MATTER OF áSECONDS AFTER HIS PHONE ALARM WENT OFF- BEFORE THE STORM RIPPED AWAY THE ROOF ON HIS HOUSE. <> ("The weather alert went off and before I could even get to my cell phone. The tornado ripped the roof and it was dark, hailing, raining and we were just totally confused on everything.") THERE'S STILL A LONG ROAD AHEAD. THE GOVERNOR IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TOURING THE DAMAGE STARTING AT 9:00 A-M- WHERE SHE'LL BE HERE ON WALNUT STREET TAKING A LOOK AT BUSINESSES BEFORE HEADING TO RESIDENTIAL AREA AN

National Weather Service releases new information about deadly storms across NWA

The National Weather Service's Tulsa office released new information about the deadly storms that hit central Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas on Monday.The report confirmed two tornadoes hit Decatur early Sunday morning. They found EF3 damage northwest of the town. This tornado likely began in Delaware County, Oklahoma.As the storms moved east, the NWS found that two tornadoes likely hit Centerton, Arkansas. These produced EF2-level damage.They found evidence of straight-line winds across Rogers, Bentonville, and the War Eagle area.Based on the survey, a death that occurred in a mobile home east of Rogers, near Beaver Lake, was likely caused by straight-line winds. Estimated wind speeds in that area were 80 to 95 mph based on the damage they found.

DECATUR, Ark. —

The National Weather Service's Tulsa office released new information about the deadly storms that hit central Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas on Monday.

The report confirmed two tornadoes hit Decatur early Sunday morning. They found EF3 damage northwest of the town. This tornado likely began in Delaware County, Oklahoma.

As the storms moved east, the NWS found that two tornadoes likely hit Centerton, Arkansas. These produced EF2-level damage.

They found evidence of straight-line winds across Rogers, Bentonville, and the War Eagle area.

Based on the survey, a death that occurred in a mobile home east of Rogers, near Beaver Lake, was likely caused by straight-line winds. Estimated wind speeds in that area were 80 to 95 mph based on the damage they found.

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