Power Restored To Most Residents In Benton County Following Thunderstorms

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Power has been restored for most residents in Benton County who were affected by severe thunderstorms passed through Wednesday (May 29) morning.

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) and Carroll Electric reported a combined 12,000 people were without power, mainly in Rogers and Monte Ne.

Downed trees and power outages were also reported in Gentry and down the Arkansas 59 corridor. Avoca residents reported some instances of hail.

Severe storms are likely this afternoon with a threat of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

Heavy rain is likely with these storms today which could lead to flash flooding. The severe weather risk will end later this evening with quiet weather expected by the end of the week.

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