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2 dead in northeast Arkansas severe weather

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Two people were killed by falling trees in northeast Arkansas as a powerful storm system tore through the region and knocked over trees and utility lines.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Brandon Morris said one man died when a tree fell on a van in the Lawrence County town of Black Rock on Thursday. In Jonesboro, Craighead County Coroner Toby Emerson said a man died in his home when a tree fell on the structure.

Names of the dead weren't released, pending relatives being notified.

The storms damaged numerous homes and businesses and caused widespread power outages in the region.

Affected counties include Craighead, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi and Lawrence.

Morris said no other injuries were reported but there was plenty of property damage in Craighead and Lawrence counties.

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