Storms once again moved into Lawrence and surrounding areas Tuesday night. At 9:45 pm the Lawrence County Dispatch Center received a 911 call in the area of the Lawrence/Sharp County line close to Strawberry reporting a tornado on the ground causing damage.

Deputies responded to the area of Strawberry and Saffell checking for damage, no damage was found. Around the same time calls came in from the Lynn area reporting storm damage. Deputy Robert Jones was on scene at 107 Hwy 25 in Lynn where the roof had been ripped from a shed at a residence.

At the same time a power line in Portia was reported down at 106 Front Street. Walnut Ridge Police were reporting power outages around Walnut Ridge. Walnut Ridge Fire Department was also reporting straight line winds in the area at 10:20pm. Other damage reported in the area was a tree down on Hwy 25, Lake Charles Park Supt. Randall Watts and the Arkansas State Police assisted with traffic until the Highway Department could get on scene to remove the tree which was reported to be blocking part of the highway.

Due to the flooding in the area, Sloan Hendrix School is opening an hour late on April 27th with some buses unable to run their regular routes.