Storm throws rain, tornado at state's west

Polk County logs 7 inches; roads damaged, no injuries

Posted: May 10, 2014 at 6:11 a.m.

Mena emergency personnel rescued more than 40 people trapped in houses and submerged cars by swiftly rising waters Thursday evening as more than 7 inches of rain fell on Polk County in a storm that spawned a tornado farther north in Pope County, officials said Friday.

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