Storms kill 6 in Arkansas, Missouri
December 31st, 2010
05:05 PM ET

Storms kill 6 in Arkansas, Missouri

[Updated at 5:05 p.m. ET] A line of fast-moving storms and possible tornadoes stretching from the Gulf Coast states to Illinois left at least six people dead Friday and caused widespread damage to homes and businesses, as forecasters warned of more potentially severe weather.

Three people died in the small northwestern Arkansas town of Cincinnati, which reported power outages after the strong storm went through, said Ann Upton, the county's emergency management deputy.

Two additional fatalities occurred in Dent County, Missouri, according to Salem police spokeswoman Wanda Suhr.

Another storm-related death occurred at a home just north of Rolla, Missouri, about 106 miles southwest of St. Louis, according to Phelps County Emergency Management spokeswoman Sandy North.

The storm also left 12 people injured and caused damage in Benton County, Arkansas, near the state lines with Oklahoma and Missouri, officials said.

[Initial post, 11:19 a.m. ET] At least three people were killed and five critically injured after a suspected tornado hit northwestern Arkansas Friday morning, authorities said.

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  1. bambam

    I love to hear thunder but I hate bad weather like that you never no what can happen

    December 31, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bambam

    Enbreeded meth heads wow

    December 31, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bambam

    I was one of the worst thugs on the planet at one time now I go to church and blieve in the bible my life has changed for the better god is great amen brothers

    December 31, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      getting an education would not hurt you either.

      December 31, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bambam

    Ppl I feel bad for the remark I made about the enbreede meths heads I sorry may god be with the families

    December 31, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. alumette

    Trailers? during tornados is the only time these things become "mobile". Is that the Bible belt? Think so. Maybe God is sending them a message. Food for thoughts.

    December 31, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MissMatch

    Alumette, you may want to consider taking your own advice. Nothing you have said has convinced me you have anything more than a sixth-grade education. Food for thought.

    December 31, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MissMatch

    Where does it say ANYTHING about trailers?

    December 31, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tomcat

    @allumette. I have taken your food for thought, chewed on it, and spit it out. Do you think that trailers are only in the south? During storms they an be dangerous, but they still are somebodys home. My prayers go out to the families and Fire Fighters that lost thier station compounding the situation.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mr. Loveit

    worldwide ban on wine and liqour.. The number one drug.. And no more christians can we see. Lol

    December 31, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. GOD Bless you, Nichole

    NICOLE, Thank you for your personal story. Perhaps, we will all remember that these December Tornanados are Rare. And, so, people were probably not as prepared. What a lousy holiday for these folks- living in Tornado Ally. We all give them our prayers in California.

    January 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cat

    sad, dont these people heed warnings?

    January 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. paperdragon

    GOD Had nothing to do with this disaster. Although a modern day Moses might have. Study CERN TECHNOLOGY and U will get the answer.

    January 2, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. paperdragon

    Oh and by the way Happy New Year at Least they got all their organs. Not a bad hall for New Years Eve!

    January 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LMont

    Natural disasters are out of our hands. My prayers go out to these innocent people.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
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