The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for:
South central Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas
Central Miller County in southwestern Arkansas
North central Lafayette County in southwestern Arkansas
Until 630 PM CDT
At 544 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Fouke, or 14 miles south of Texarkana, moving northeast at 30 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include:
Lewisville, Fouke, Garland, Genoa, Pleasant Hill, Hervey, Spirit Lake, Fort Lynn and Piney Grove.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways