72,000 Without Power In Arkansas In Wake Of Severe Thunderstorms

Utility officials say more than 72,000 homes and businesses are without electricity as severe thunderstorms race across Arkansas.

72,000 Without Power In Arkansas In Wake Of Severe Weather72,000 Without Power In Arkansas In Wake Of Severe Weather

Utility officials say more than 72,000 homes and businesses are without electricity as severe thunderstorms race across Arkansas.

Several people were reported injured in Monday's storms, and damage was reported to be widespread in Garland County in the western part of the state.

Entergy Arkansas reported 72,616 power outages in all, including 20,738 in Garland County and 18,033 in Pulaski County.

Emergency management officials say the storms left downed power lines and trees in their wake.

Tornado warnings were issued for numerous counties in western Arkansas and warnings continued into the Little Rock area.

AP