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Local Man Impacted by Arkansas Tornadoes

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CORRY - Several deadly tornadoes ripped through the South Sunday evening, leaving destruction of lives, families and buildings in their wake.

Sam Jordan, of Corry, grew up near Mayflower and still has family in the area.

Jordan tried contacting his siblings, once he heard about the tornadoes.

"I just have not been able to get a hold of anybody and that's what's a little scary right now,” he said.  "They basically have Mayflower and Valonia on lock down.  Nobody can get in unless you really have some reason to be there."


Jordan experienced numerous tornadoes during his time in Arkansas.  He recalls the destruction ripping through his neighborhood.

"When you hear people say it sounds like a freight train coming through, it literally does,” he said.  “Back in 1965, we had a tornado that came through my neighborhood.  Our house got left, but the roof was taken off.   All those pictures that get destroyed; it's hard to get those memories back," he said.

As of Monday afternoon, Jordan was still not able to contact his family members.

Power lines in Mayflower are down, but he’s hoping his siblings will find a way to contact him soon.
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