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Tornado hit Arkansas nursing home leaving one dead, multiple injured



Arkansas – According to Craighead County Judge Marvin Day, a tornado hit a nursing facility in Monette, Arkansas, on Friday evening, killing one person and injuring five others.

Craighead County Judge Marvin Day has also said at least 20 individuals were stuck inside the nursing facility.

The National Weather Service issued many tornado warnings for the area due to a strong storm system.

Storm damage was reported in the Monette and Leachville regions, particularly around the Monette Manor area.

The damage in the Monette Manor area has also been labeled a “mass casualty” incident by officials.

According to the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Monette Manor has around 90 beds.

In addition, Day declared a state of emergency in the Monette area.

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