Report: Storm Destroys Arkansas Post Office

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A storm that moved through extreme North Arkansas is reported to have destroyed a post office** (see attached photos) and left other damage.

Storm reports from the National Weather Service Office in Little Rock show thunderstorm wind damage at Parthenon in Newton County shortly before midnight Tuesday.

KY3 News in Springfield reports that emergency teams have been going door-to-door, checking homes and says the Newton County Sheriff's Office tells them at least one person is missing.

In addition to the post office damage, the report notes a roof was blown off a church and several homes were damaged.

The Newton County Sheriff's Office posted storm damage photos on its Facebook page.

"All available personnel with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are currently working storm damage that leads from the Parthenon area to Carver in a straight line. Damage to include trees down and structure damage," stated a post included with the pictures.

Other NWS storm reports for Arkansas:

  4:16 a.m. - 2 miles north of Cabot (Lonoke County) Large tree down.
  4:08 a.m. - Ward (Lonoke County). A few fences blown over.
  3:40 a.m. - 3 miles west of Vilonia (Faulkner County). 60 mph winds reported. Tree limbs down.
  3:35 a.m. - Enola (Faulkner County). Report of trees down and a roof blown off.
  3:30 a.m. - Holland (Faulkner County). Trees down.
  3:25 a.m. - Linder (Faulkner County). Large cedar tree snapped in half and fell 10 feet away from its base.
  3:20 a.m. - Conway (Faulkner County). Several trees blown down.
  3:19 a.m. - Conway (Faulkner County). Power pole downed.
  1:12 a.m. - 3 miles northwest of Pineville (Izard County). 1 tree down across a road.
12:46 a.m. - 4 miles north-northeast of Bergman (Boone County). Two trees uprooted.
12:25 a.m. - 2 miles northeast of Saint Joe. Trees and power lines blown down near Hwy. 374 and North Tomahawk Road.
12:23 a.m. - 2 miles north of Saint Joe. Trees blown down.
12:23 a.m. - Saint Joe (Searcy County). Two homes reported destroyed by the Sheriff's Office. Many trees and power lines down.
12:09 a.m. - 2 miles northeast of Hasty (Newton County). Trees and power lines blown down.
12:06 a.m. - Hasty (Newton County) - Trees and power lines blown down. Multiple trees down on road between Hasty and Carver.
12:00 a.m. - 5 miles east of Jasper (Newton County). A few large trees blown down.

11:52 p.m. - Parthenon (Newton County). Post office destroyed. Roof blown off a church. Several homes damaged. Several roads blocked.

Video courtesy - Fly Arkansas/Taylor Scott

**In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, the United States Postal Service said until operations are restored, Parthenon mail customers may pick up their mail at the nearby Jasper Post Office (412 W. Court St.).


Until the Parthenon post office reopens, alternate retail services and mail service for Post Office Box customers with ZIP Code 72666 will be provided during normal business hours by the nearby Jasper post office. Customers do not need to complete a change of address form. The USPS says it will work to restore operations for the Parthenon office as soon as possible. 

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