A massive tornado touched down in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Friday (March 31) afternoon, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Over 88,000 people were without power after the severe storms rolled through the area.
According to KTHV, officials estimate that at least 600 people could be injured. UAMS Medical Center has declared a level 3 mass casualty event. The station reported that police officers are transporting patients to the hospital because there are not enough ambulances.
Baptist Health Medical Centers told CNN that they have received 21 patients, including five who were in critical condition.
Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to assist with rescue and recovery efforts.
Drone footage obtained by Fox Weather shows the extent of the damage. Neighborhoods looked like warzones after the tornado knocked down trees and powerlines, ripped roofs off homes, and left several houses completely destroyed.
A second tornado touched down about 90 miles away in Wynne, Arkansas. Wynne Police Chief Richard Dennis told KAIT there is "total destruction throughout the town." He said that at least a dozen people were trapped and urged all residents to stay where they are.
WMC posted photos on Twitter showing the devastation caused by the tornado.