MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. - Saturday storms left damage across parts of Mississippi County, Arkansas.
The National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down near Osceola, ripping off the roof of the Rodeway Inn. A man inside the motel was injured when he said a piece of debris fell on him. He is expected to be okay.
"Everybody ran toward my apartment and I seen something fall in the front, so I ran into my apartment and it was just like--over," resident Lisa Smallwood told WMC-TV.
Keiser, Arkansas also suffered major tornado damage. Witnesses reported several building had their roofs torn off and widespread downed trees.
"It's going to be devastating for a lot of the people, because it is a small community but it is a very tight knit community. So everyone been out, we've had people going door to door, checking on their neighbors, in the areas that they could because we advised them not to because of the downed power lines," the Keiser Police Chief told WMC-TV.
"IT'S A MIRACLE NO ONE WAS HURT."— Zach Crenshaw (@ZachCFOX13) February 25, 2018
That's what one resident told me after a tornado touched down and ripped apart an entire apartment complex in Keiser, AR.
He also said, "God's got a plan, and it looks like he wanted us to move." pic.twitter.com/npyXCAjCNx
First Baptist Church in Keiser also reported minor damage to the church. Sunday services were cancelled because of debris in the parking lot.
The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes in the northeastern part of the state. The other EF1 tornado killed an elderly man in Clay County.