SKY5: Drone Footage Shows Destruction From Strong Winds In Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — Strong winds ranging from 74-105mph hit areas of Johnson County late Tuesday night.

5NEWS surveyed the damage on Wednesday, finding a path of destruction left behind by the storms.

A tornado has not been confirmed by the National Weather Service in Johnson County, but thunderstorm winds can often equal that of tornadoes.

Additional storm surveys are ongoing.

Many families in Johnson County have been left picking up the pieces left behind. Several people in Knoxville said they didn't have time to react before trees started snapping and the power cut off.

In the small town of Hagarville, which is about 15 minutes away from Knoxville, the Bacchus family lost a goat and a sheep.

The Bacchus farm holds weddings on their property, and their wedding barn was leveled.

Johnson County Emergency Management says the National Weather Service surveyed the damage and said the storm was not a tornado.

Emergency crews estimate that winds got up to speeds of about 80 mph, which caused all of the damage.

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