A tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas, injuring 22 people and leaving a trail of flattened homes and buildings.
Mayor Harold Perrin and other local officials said there have been no deaths after the tornado touched down on Saturday within the city, about 130 miles northeast of Little Rock .
Of the 22 injured people, two stayed within the hospital overnight but didn’t have life-threatening injuries, officials said.
Images posted on social media, including from the Jonesboro local department , showed broken walls, flattened commercial buildings and debris scattered across parking lots.
One picture showed a mangled vehicle within the mall parking zone . At the local airport, a minimum of one airplane was overturned, and hangars were damaged.
The damaged remains of a vehicle dwell a parking zone outside a damaged Ashley HomeStore after the tornado Saturday in Jonesboro.
The search and rescue efforts were completed by Sunday morning, and responders are getting into the cleanup and recovery phases, Craighead County Judge Marvin Day said.
The storm moved across Jonesboro around 5 p.m. civil time , consistent with a video posted by the National Weather Service in Little Rock .
Day said there’s a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and Jonesboro captain Rick Elliott urged residents to remain home while debris is cleared out of roadways and other common areas.
“We’ve already asked you to remain reception for this virus but we’re really stressing to remain reception ,” Elliott said.