EF2 Tornado Destroys Homes, Several People Hurt in Pulaski County

CATO, Ark. - In a small mobile home park, there are more volunteers than people who call this area home.

Arkansans like Jessica Hall, feel the calling.

"If you see it, have it in your heart to go out and help these people that lost everything they had," says Hall.

Late Friday night, the National Weather Service says a powerful storm produced an EF2 tornado on top of a mobile home park on Lowridge Road in Cato. The mobile home park is in Pulaski County but on the Pulaski/Faulkner county line.

Volunteers spent Saturday collecting and burning debris. They're not the only ones making a mark.

Mahlen Burgess helped rescue at least two people trapped underneath their mobile home after the tornado ripped through.

"Pulled to the side and came back down when the police came. People screaming, when out there and did what we could to help," says Burgess.

While searching through debris, Hall's emotions were racing.

"Hopefully bring back some memories that they can keep forever," says Hall.

Several mobile homes were destroyed and debris littered the yard.

At least three people were injured. Authorities say all the victims are expected to survive.


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