The Latest: Suspected tornado part of Barry’s remnants

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of the remnants of Hurricane Barry (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

Officials say a suspected tornado has moved through a rural area of north Mississippi, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines.

National Weather Service forecaster Andrew Chiuppi in Memphis says a storm that may have included a tornado passed through Victoria, Mississippi, on Tuesday.

Marshall County Emergency Management Director Hugh Hollowell says about a dozen homes were damaged by either straight-line winds or a tornado. Hollowell says a few people were checked out for very minor injuries.

Hollowell says crews were trying to get to areas were blocked off by large trees and downed, active power lines.

Weather service experts are going to survey the area to confirm whether a tornado touched down.

The remnants of Hurricane Barry have soaked parts of Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas, causing flash flooding in rural areas.


6:40 a.m.

Forecasters are warning of extreme flash flooding in parts of Arkansas as the remnants of a massive tropical storm drift through the state.

The National Weather Service says 4 to 7 inches (10 to 18 centimeters) of rain has fallen early Tuesday in the southwest part of the state. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the remnants of Barry are expected to drop another 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 centimeters) of rain in parts of southern Arkansas, northern Mississippi and far southwestern Tennessee.

As of 4 a.m. Tuesday, the center of the storm was about 205 miles (335 kilometers) north of Little Rock.

Barry spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge from catastrophic flooding but still drenched other parts of Louisiana with torrential rains.

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