LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The sheriff of Cleburne County says one person was killed when a tornado struck the north-central Arkansas county.

Sheriff Marty Moss confirmed the death Thursday morning but declined to identify the victim or say where the death ocurred.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management officials and law enforcement have reported four people were injured during the storms. Moss declined to say whether the victim was among those injured.

About 1,600 power outages were reported Thursday morning.

Entergy Arkansas was reporting nearly 1,500 outages from southwestern to northeastern Arkansas on its Web site Thursday morning. First Electric Cooperative reported 83 outages with most of those in Saline County just southwest of Little Rock.