REPORTS: Severe Storms Rumble Across South Central US

July 24, 2014; 11:03 PM ET
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As of 10:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday, this blog is no longer live. See reports below.

A line of violent thunderstorms raced into eastern Texas and western Louisiana through Wednesday night.

More than 100,000 people lost power as a result of the storms, utilities in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas reported Wednesday night.

Multiple roads were under water, with homes flooded in Greenwood, Mississippi. At least one driver was rescued from their vehicle, law enforcement reported.

The storm complex also helped contribute to more than 7,000 flight delays and 700 cancellations.

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UPDATES: (All times listed in Central time)

9:27 p.m. CDT Wednesday: More than 42,000 Louisiana power customers are without service, utilities report.

9:07 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Almost 40,000 Oncor customers in Texas are without power, the utility reported.

7:50 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

7:35 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Multiple roads under water, homes flooded in Greenwood, Mississippi, reports law enforcement. Water rescues were under way.

7:19 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Wind gusts up to 56 mph reported near Shreveport, Louisiana, according to an NWS observation.

6:52 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Almost 1.5 inches of rain fell in an hour near Little Rock, Arkansas, according to an NWS observation.

6:48 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

6:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday: More than 5,450 U.S. flights have been delayed, another 580 have been canceled, reports Flight Stats.

6:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday: More than 37,000 Entergy Arkansas customers are currently without power, the utility reports.

5:37 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Due to wind, a tree is down across highway 227 near Mountain Pine, Arkansas, reports law enforcement.

5:15 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

5:02 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

4:48 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Due to wind, a mobile home was destroyed by a tree in Ola, Arkansas, reports emergency management.

4:09 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Two homes have been evacuated near Knoxville, Arkansas, due to flooding, reports emergency management.

3:56 p.m. CDT Wednesday:


3:55 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

3:40 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

3:35 p.m. CDT Wednesday:In Henderson, Tennessee, heavy rain has caused flooding promoting road closures due to roads become impassable, reports emergency management.

3:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday:Wind gusts of 66 mph and downed trees at Fort Smith Regional Airport, Arkansas, reports emergency management.

3:24 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

2:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

2:26 p.m. CDT Wednesday:

2:16 p.m. Wednesday CDT: Even though the line of severe storms is currently over northern Arkansas, the steering winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere will cause the thunderstorms to head to the southwest, instead of some fashion to the east which is more typical, Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said. "Those in Dallas should not let their guard down as the thunderstorms are bearing down on Little Rock."

1:44 p.m. Wednesday CDT: Downed trees due to wind reported near Gentry and Gravette, Arkansas, according to Benton County Emergency Management.


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