(KFSM-TV) – Severe Storms caused damage and power outages in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley Wednesday (7/23) afternoon .
In Northwest Arkansas, XNA Airport recorded wind gusts up to 59 mph, while Drake Field recorded a 60 mph wind gust. A 65 mph wind gust was recorded at the Fort Smith airport.
Here are live updates and damage reports:
664 Ozarks Electric Cooperative customers are without power.
SWEPCO has reported 6,509 Washington County households are without power, while 1,840 Benton County households have no electricity.
A total of 2,500 Carroll Electric customers are without power.
More than 11,000 households are without power in Northwest Arkansas due to weather.
The Cavender’s Store sign has blown down at I-49 in Springdale.
The Rogers Fire Department has reported the city has experienced some damage to utility lines.
Crews are on scene at numerous calls.
Trees are either blocking or partially blocking the road at 1st and Pinion, Lake Atalanta, the 1200 block of S. 4 St., the 800 block of S. B St., and 8th and Cypress, according to Rogers police.
Photo submitted by viewer Patricia Crumley of a tree down in her yard in Springdale.
Power lines down at Low Water Bridge in Little Flock by Dixieland Road, according to Little Flock police
Rogers Fire Dept reports power line down near Elm Street and Third Street
Traffic stopped at I-540 north at Grand Ave. in Fort Smith
SWEPCO is now reporting 8,444 Washington County households without power. A total of 1,309 homes are without electricity in Benton County.
Firefighters battling a fire near the 5NEWS studios in north Fort Smith.
Traffic is at a standstill on I-540 by Grand Avenue near Fort Smith.
65 mph wind gust reported at the Fort Smith Airport.
400+ OG&E customers without power in Winslow.
Rogers playground damaged. Photo courtesy of Dillon Thomas.
More than 20,000 households without power in Northwest Arkansas, according to the power companies
Damage in Stilwell, Okla from 5NEWS Viewer Charity Curtis.
Sign down at Stella’s Nails on Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith.
Authorities at Fort Chaffee say multiple buildings are demolished, and live lines are on the ground now, 5NEWS’ Meredith Baldwin reports.
Authorities are contacting the National Weather Service and believe a tornado may have touched down at the location.
Fort Chaffee damage from Meredith Baldwin.
Authorities are asking that people stay away from Fort Chaffee due to all of the current safety hazards.
Storms roll through Johnson County. Image submitted by viewer Jamie Taylor.
Tree uprooted at Massard Road and Phoenix Avenue in Fort Smith.
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Scott County until 4:45 p.m.
More Fort Chaffee damage.
More Fort Chaffee damage.
Storage shed blew away in Crawford County.
Flash flood warning issued in Scott County until 5:30 p.m.
Arkansas National Guard reports Fort Chaffee had 20 buildings that sustained damage.
About 9,000 households still without power in Northwest Arkansas, according to local electric companies.