A tornado ripped through Dermott late Wednesday causing heavy damage and leaving the entire city without electricity, according to Mike Morgan, director of Chicot County Emergency Management Services.

One person sustained minor injuries and several homes were damaged with one sustaining major damage. Trees were uprooted and twisted, powerlines and transformers are down, and the entire town is without electricity, Morgan said Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi has confirmed the tornado, but it has not yet been classified.

Photos courtesy of Eric Stevens, Helen Freeman King and Mike Morgan

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