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Mayor: Storm in Caraway Damages Buildings, Powerlines

Thunderstorm winds blow down trees, at least one rooftop.
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR -- The mayor of Caraway in Craighead County reports some buildings downtown were damaged by a storm that struck at 7:39 p.m. Thursday.

Power lines and trees were toppled by thunderstorm winds.

The Craighead County Sheriff's Office says several trick-or-treaters were missing for about 45 minutes but have now been accounted for.

The National Weather Service and county officials have arrived on the scene and are assessing the damage in Caraway.

Pastor Heath Thompkins of the New Hope Baptist Church of Caraway says the town is without power and people are being encouraged to stay off the streets. He also said there is a significant amount of damage downtown.

He says the storm was a surprise, and struck as he and his family got home from trick-or-treating.

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