Funnel cloud sighting prompts sirens

After several reported sights of a possible tornado in the northern portion of Polk County, the Mena Fire Department was prompted by the National Weather Service to set off the tornado sirens in Mena at approximately 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, June 6.

According to several local law enforcement officials, the tornado did not touch the ground and there were no reported injuries or property damage. 

Agencies surveyed damage on Race Track Road, UA at Rich Mountain campus, MRHS, Rogers Addition and Lake Mena. The NWS tornado warning remained in effect until 4:30 p.m. due to the storm system moving East if the county. 

An all clear was given by Sheriff Scott Sawyer immediately after the warning expired.

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