National Weather Service confirms tornado near Star City - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

National Weather Service confirms tornado near Star City

STAR CITY, Ark. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a tornado did some damage just west of Star City in a storm system that also injured three people near Edmondson.

The agency says the Wednesday tornado reached speeds of 86 to 110 miles per hour and covered five and a half miles.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says five mobile homes were destroyed by the storm and one sustained minor damage.

Four homes also sustained minor damage. The storm uprooted hundreds of trees.

Forecasters say the city of Pine Bluff and the Dollarway High School also sustained damage from winds of 70 miles per hour.

Near Edmondson, the agency says high winds destroyed two trailers and injured three people.

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