Surveillance Camera Captures Benton County Tornado
Families and businesses work to clean up after a tornado ripped through Benton County on Saturday night.
A surveillance camera caught the EF-1 tornado as it moved into Rogers. Strong wind blew debris at a waste management facility before the power went out.
“The ceiling was down on top of our desks and computers and you really couldn’t even see desktop in most of the offices,” said Jenny Campbell, an employee at the Hedberg Allergy and Asthma Center.
Saturday’s tornado ripped the roof off the center.
“The ceiling was completely gone and you were just looking into the sky,” said Campbell.
The twister traveled more than 12 miles in Benton County. The National Weather Service confirms wind hit speeds between 90 and 100 miles per hour.
“It was just a shock cause I never thought that would happen,” said Campbell.
Monday crews quickly got to work clearing debris.
“There is a lot of structural damage, so we’re waiting on them to evaluate that and tell us if it can be repaired or if it’s a total loss,” said Campbell.
Campbell says for now they will move into another building close by.
Benton County Emergency Management Director Robert McGowen told 5NEWS they do not have a total estimated cost of all the damage yet.