Many homes in Faulkner County were without power early Thursday morning following overnight storms that delivered strong winds, rain and tornado warnings.
In Faulkner County, damages including fallen trees and downed power lines accounted for many of the outages.
Officials with Entergy Arkansas confirmed nearly 40,000 customers without power statewide and over 2,000 customers without power in the Faulkner County area.
Entergy representatives took to Facebook Thursday morning to report that the storms affected all regions of the company's territory. "We've called in vacations, requested (additional) resources to get your power back on. We appreciate your patience and understand the frustration. Wind caused havoc, downing poles and wire. Crews are assessing damage."
Power was restored for most of the county by noon.
Wind gusts in excess of 45 mph were to blame for scattered power outages reported in the city of Conway, with a restoration wait of around 30 minutes, according to employees with Conway Corporation.
Faulkner County Judge Preston Scroggin confirmed damage reports were widespread within the county.
"We're dealing with a lot of downed trees — dead trees, trees with large roots, limbs — and powerlines this morning," Scroggin said.Call logs from the Conway Police Department indicate that police were busy overnight responding to a lengthy list of reports regarding false alarms due to the weather.
No injuries were reported in the county.