More than 100 students at the University of Central Arkansas were displaced after a portion the roof of Carmichael Hall blew off during Friday's storms.
"The University of Central Arkansas has confirmed that Carmichael Hall sustained roof damage," the university said in a release late Friday night. "No injuries have been reported."
Associate Vice President of Communications Christina Madsen confirmed Saturday that no students were injured during Friday's storms.
There was an immediate need to find housing for 30 students Friday night, Madsen said. Upon further inspection, the university learned it would need to rehouse 102 students.
"Many students weren't on campus when the storms swept through," Madsen said Saturday, noting the campus closed at 3 p.m. Friday in preparation of severe weather. "We closed early for the incoming storm and the tornadic threat. I believe the storm was supposed to hit quite a bit earlier than it did, but thankfully that gave everyone time to get where they needed to be."
While a time frame for when repairs to the dorm, which was built in 1968, would be complete was not known by press time Saturday, Madsen did say the clean-up process "was coming along smoothly."
Workers were onsite Saturday cleaning up debris and assessing the damage.
Campus officials want to be accommodating to students displaced by the severe weather, Maddsen said Saturday, noting that officials and other campus workers would help students affected by the storm to collect their belongings from the dorm.
Other affected areas in the county following Friday's severe weather include flooded streets.
Faulkner County spokesman David Hogue said the Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management received a report from a resident regarding Middle and Sagewood roads being flooded.
According to the report, "the ground underneath the road is eroded and isn't safe to drive across" following the heavy rainfall.
Hogue also said Bayou Road was completely underwater Saturday afternoon.
According to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, at least two tornadoes were spotted across the state Friday, and 11 counties — Ashley, Baxter, Conway, Cleburne, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Howard, Perry, Polk and Sebastian counties — had reported damages following the storms.