Widespread damage and several injuries have been reported in communities all across the Ark-La-Tex after an intense wave of storms roared through the region.
The Weather Channel reports one truck driver had to be rushed to the hospital after his big rig was blown over in southern Oklahoma.


Power was knocked out to more than 40,000 homes and businesses during the height of the storm and crews will spend the weekend trying to restore this power.

Greenview, TX just south of Sulphur Springs minutes ago. #TXwx @NWSFortWorth pic.twitter.com/kxrvAVhk96

In Powderly, Texas, Fire Chief Roger Bussell says as many as 30 homes are damaged in that community. He says several people were hurt, but most are expected to be ok.

EMS crews also responded to Hopkins County in Texas where several homes were destroyed.

The Salvation Army has moved in to several communities to help folks impacted by these storms.


 

BREAKING: Large tornado has prompted a Tornado Emergency in Idabel, Oklahoma. pic.twitter.com/GGR7JE9sJD

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