National Weather Service declares small tornado in Jonesboro

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JONESBORO, Ark. -- A tornado with 105-mile-per-hour winds touched down around 6:30 a.m. Monday in Jonesboro, the National Weather Service reported.

At the Prestige apartment complex, several people were displaced after the roof blew away as storms rolled through the Mid-South.

Zane Yancey was inches away from a piece of fencing that shot through the outdoor wall of his bedroom in the apartment complex.

"Shrapnel got in my eyes. It's pretty crazy. I got back in bed, covered my head up and said, 'Take me home.' I was scared," Yancey said.

Multiple trees were also knocked over blocking roadways including Highway 91 and in the Southwest Drive and Culberhouse area.

The storm also knocked down a 100-year-old tree, according to emergency 911 director Jeff Presley.

"After school we walk up and pick kids up but we stand under this tree in the summer," said Lisa Stacy, whose son attends the elementary school where the tree was located. "It looks horrible. I’m surprised but happy no one was here and got hurt.”

Authorities said they didn't have any reports of injuries.