Severe thunderstorms cause damage in eastern Arkansas - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Kenney

Severe thunderstorms cause damage in eastern Arkansas

Image from StormTrack Doppler 5 during the storm. Image from StormTrack Doppler 5 during the storm.
Multiple mobile homes were damaged by the storm. Multiple mobile homes were damaged by the storm.

Severe thunderstorms rumbled across the Mid-South Wednesday afternoon, damaging two mobile homes and overturning another, the National Weather Service reported.

On highway 38 at St. Francis County Road 753, a trailer sits in ruin after a strange afternoon

Danny Burns was home when his trailer crumpled. His television, his stuff, and his house are all gone.
 
His 88 year old mother Nettie is still here to help clean up from what started as a typical rain shower.

"I saw that cloud and I told him, I said son, there's a cloud back there maybe we will get some rain, didn't think about a storm," Nettie Burns said.

A storm that snuck up on her son

"It was thundering an carrying on next thing I know I see the wall move. I said something is fixing to happen. Yeah, that's when the roof left," Danny Burns said.

Across the street the neighbors are cleaning up too.

Debbie Starks was at work. Her teenage son Brenden was home unhurt. He is helping patch up the rooff in an attempt to salvage what's left.

"No pictures off the wall or nothing but the kitchen is messed up," Starks said.

Messed up during a messed up day no one wanted.

For this town might be in the middle of nowhere, but to Danny Burns it is somewhere where he lost everything.


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