DAMASCUS, Ark. (AP) - Storms rolling across the Midwest are
being blamed for at least three deaths in Arkansas and property
damage in several states.
Authorities in Arkansas say one of the victims was a teenager.
The 15-year-old girl was killed when a tree fell through a bedroom
where she was sleeping at her home in northern Arkansas. Police say
a 10-year-old boy was rescued from the same room.
The storms damaged property and blew out electric service to
nearly 6,000 homes and businesses in Arkansas and the National
Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for several counties.
Tornadoes are also being reported in Oklahoma, though no
injuries or significant damage is being reported.
In Missouri, hurricane-force winds are blowing hail and heavy
rain through the state, damaging homes and businesses in the Kansas