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Wicked wind rips northeast in state, kills 2

Trees go down; power is lost

Posted: June 6, 2014 at 5:55 a.m.

High winds from a powerful storm system knocked out power Thursday to thousands of homes and businesses, and blew a freight train off its tracks along U.S. 49 at the Poinsett-Craighead county line.

Two people were killed and thousands were left without power when a storm system swept across north Arkansas on Thursday afternoon, spawning winds up to 80 miles per hour that downed trees, ripped off roofs and tossed train cars onto a roadway.

      

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