Six dead, at least five injured as storms hit the Mid-South – FOX13 News Memphis


MONETTE (Arche). – EDIT: FOX13 initially reported that two people were killed at Monette Manor nursing home and two people were killed in Obion County. The authorities then updated these figures.

Storms swept through the Mid-South on Friday night, leaving a trail of destruction.

Five people have been confirmed dead and at least five have been injured.

The Craighead County Coroner confirmed that one person was killed and at least five others injured at Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette, Ark., Craighead County.

Considerable damage was reported throughout the small town.

Monette Manor has about 90 beds, according to the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

Residents of Monette Manor were evacuated to St. Bernard Hospital and Northeast Arkansas Baptist Hospital, according to Craighead County Dispatch.

One person was killed when a Dollar General store was destroyed on Main Street in Leachville in Mississippi County, Ark.

Earlier on Friday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said officials from the state’s Emergency Management Division reported a tornado in Mississippi County.

He also told a press conference on Saturday morning that he had declared a state of emergency but would see in the coming days whether he met disaster requirements.

In Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed three storm-related deaths. This includes two deaths in Lake County and one death in Obion County.

The Memphis Police Department confirmed that one person died in southern Memphis when a tree collapsed on their home.


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