The City of Tuckerman is still recovering from a random storm that took out several power lines, dozens of trees and a few homes Monday afternoon just after 2 p.m. The straight-line winds in the storm took down a metal building at Bennett Lumber.
According to Mayor David Dixon, recovery crews descended on the community Monday afternoon and Tuesday to assist. “We have two Arkansas Forestry crews, a large Entergy presence including a contractor, Craighead Electric came in to help, Farmer's Electric, and Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief here to help.” The Baptist association set up feeding for the community at the First Baptist Church parking lot. The Tuckerman fire station and senior citizen center was opened as a cooling place. The Arkansas Department of Correction crew was also present to clear right of ways for the city.
Electricity was restored to parts of the city Tuesday evening and worked continued throughout the night despite the storms that steadily descended on the county.
“Everyone has been so helpful,” Dixon said, “we set up a curfew the first night to prevent looting and vandalism and that went well. We hope to be back up and running within a few days.”