MONETTE, Ark. — One person was killed and at least five hurt after a nursing home was destroyed Friday night during a tornado event in Monette, Arkansas, according to information from officials.
A judge reported Friday night that two people had been killed; however, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Saturday morning revised that information and said one person was dead.
Twenty or more people were trapped inside the nursing home when the damage occurred, a Craighead County judge said. Survivors are being taken to a nearby church to be reunited with family members.
The roof of the nursing home was ripped off. Other buildings in town also suffered damage, police say.
Officials were asking for anyone with medical training to come to the scene, but asking anyone else to please stay away.
Tornado Warnings were issued Friday night for multiple counties across northeastern Arkansas, northwest Tennessee and southeast Missouri.
This is a breaking news situation and will be updated.