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National Weather Service working to keep you informed

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Tracking weather updates and information is easier with the advancement of technology. But when there is a threat for severe weather, the National Weather Service increases their work load to get the word to out to Arkansans.

"We are in pretty much close to peak severe weather season here in Arkansas," says Chris Buonanno, Science and Operations Officer with the National Weather Service.

Buonanno says preparation is key when severe weather strikes.

"One of our forecasters is preparing a multi-media briefing that will be available on our website. We're expecting a lot more folks here during the late afternoon and evening hours when we're expecting the peak of the severe weather," Buonanno adds.

Weather service confirms 7 tornadoes in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV/AP) -- The National Weather Service is confirming at least seven tornadoes touched down as a severe storm system that killed seven people in Arkansas passed through the state.

The Weather Service's Little Rock office confirms a tornado about 2 a.m. Friday in Little Rock. It was rated on the Enhanced Fujita scale as an EF1 with winds between 86 and 110 mph. That twister killed two people and five others died during the storm.

They also confirm two other EF1 tornadoes in Pulaski County, one in Yell County and one in Saline.

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Track outages in your area

Track outages in your area

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- With severe weather sweeping across south Arkansas, power outages are to be expected. As of this writing, more than 2,260 Clark County residents and 5,330 Jefferson County residents are without power.

You can track power outages on Entergy's website. For updates on the severe weather situation, stay with Today's THV and www.todaysthv.com.