Lawrence County received significant damage as a strong storm system moved through in the early morning hours on Tuesday.

Shortly before 2 AM the Lawrence County Dispatch began receiving dozens of calls reporting damage as the system made it’s way across the county.

Ravenden Fire was called to numerous trees in the roadway along Hwy 63 south of the Spring River bridge. Additional trees and power lines were reported down on Lawrence 106, 104 and Lawrence 107 as well.

Walnut Ridge Fire and Police responded to numerous reports of trees on houses, blocking roadways and several businesses sustained damage in Walnut Ridge.

Minor injuries were reported at a residence on West Fontaine after a tree fell on the house according to officers.

Reports from Walnut Ridge stated damage to several buildings in the Plaza Shopping Center and Barton’s Lumber.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and Walnut Ridge Police called out additional officers to assist with checking residences and reporting downed trees.

Additional reports of trees and power lines damaged from the storm were reported in the Lynn fire district, Black Rock fire district, Imboden fire district and Hoxie.

Units from the Lawrence Office Of Emergency Service were called out to assess damage. Arkansas Highway Department, Craighead Electric, Entergy and Centerpoint Gas were all requested to the area for assistance.