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Thousands Lose Power in North Arkansas Storms

North central and northeast parts of the state hit hardest.
ower poles down on Arkansas State campus near Collegiate Park (Photo Courtesy of Megan Strickland)
ower poles down on Arkansas State campus near Collegiate Park (Photo Courtesy of Megan Strickland)
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Thousands have lost power as storms move through North Arkansas.

Entergy Arkansas reports more than 25,800 customers without power. Most of those are in Independence, Jackson, Izard, Sharp and Boone counties.

In Jonesboro, Arkansas State University reports that power is out on campus. There are also many outages in the city and Craighead County. Jonesboro City Water and Light services 33,000 customers.  At the height of the storm 26,000 were out.  At last report the number of outages was down to 15,000.

Outages for the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives totaled 25,000 at last report. Of those, more than 4,700 are serviced by the Northeast Arkansas Electric Cooperative

The hardest hit counties are Baxter, Fulton, and Craighead. Izard, Marion, Sharp and Stone counties are also impacted.


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