TYRONZA – Arkansas Baptist volunteers continue to respond following a confirmed EF1 tornado that ripped through Tyronza early Monday, Oct. 21. Tyronza is a town of about 800 people located in Poinsett County.
According to published reports, four people were injured in the storm, with two requiring treatment at an area hospital. All were minor injuries, Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder said.
Damage was reported to numerous houses, an elementary school and to a gas station in the town.
Photos posted on social media showed heavy roof damage to Tyronza Elementary. An East Poinsett School District school board member told a local TV station that repair to the buildings “could take months.”
Eldron Gill, pastor of First Baptist Church, Tyronza, said while the church building was not damaged, his house sustained damage.
Gill responded early afternoon Monday: “(We have) no power and phone about dead. We are doing ok. Lots of roof damage but no loss of life.”