A little after noon on Wednesday fierce line of thunderstorms rumbled its way across Jackson Parish spawning a tornado that ripped the roof off the Hodge Shopping Center and causing severe damage to the General Dollar Store and Mercy Medical Hospital.
Additional reports indicated that an 18-wheeler had been flipped by WestRock, Inc and that multiple instances of trees and power lines were down all over the Jonesboro-Hodge area. Outlying areas also lost power. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. Quick response by Entergy crews had most of the power restored to the parish by 3:00pm.
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