UPDATED Monday 1:53 p.m.:

As the major threat of tornadic storms died down Sunday, Faulkner County crews were reporting no major injuries, little to no flooding on county roadways and no major damage to homes or businesses.

“We had a few roads with some water on them, but it is falling fast,” county road foreman Mark Ledbetter reported at 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

On Monday, Ledbetter himself was surprised there was no roadway obstruction or debris reported anywhere in the county.

“Amazingly, there was not,” he said.

Both FCSO and Conway Police Department public information officers told the Log Cabin Democrat the night produced little in the way of emergency traffic.

“Unbelieveably, there were no issues that we were made aware of,” FCSO spokesperson Adam Bledsoe said Monday. “Nothing was discovered after the sun came up.”

An intial report from Faulkner County 911 dispatchers around 8:45 p.m. Sunday indicated a juvenile was transported to Conway Regional Medical Center for a quick heart rate after a lightning strike near his home. No other information was immediately available.

CPD spokesperson LaTrecia Woodruff said the police department’s parking lot was subject to quite a battery of small hail and that they would check for any fleet damage, but other than that, nothing significant related to Sunday storms was apparent.

At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, downtown Conway was pelted with hail up to quarter-size that blanketed the ground and rooftops, resembling snow. Conway resident Kristin Wallace took video of the blanket of hail down Oak Street that by mid-day Monday had been shared more than 8,000 times on Facebook.

Troubling rain followed quickly, gushing into the downtown business district with full force. Streets that were immediately barricaded were clear for traffic by 9 p.m.

During and immediately after the storm, Entergy Arkansas reported no outages in Conway and very few in Faulkner County.

Those in the eastern part of the county took cover at the first hint of a tornado, as they had experienced this scene before. But the reported tornadic activity swept through at about 35 mph with little damage, not even knocking out power in most areas of its path.

But as soon as the big action rolled through, residents, although much relieved according to social media accounts, waited on another round of severe thunderstorms promised before 9 p.m. By 9:30 p.m., weather radar mapping showed the worst of the storms to have passed.

The National Weather Service is reporting a mostly dry, sunny to partly cloudy week until a 20 percent chance of rain on Thursday and through Saturday.

From March 1 through Sunday, current rainfall totals were 8.08 inches, as reported by the NWS — Little Rock. The 2015 year-to-date total was 6.37 inches.


ORIGINAL STORY:

As the major threat of tornadic storms died down Sunday, at least for the late evening, Faulkner County crews were reporting little to no flooding on county roadways and no major damage to homes or businesses.

“We had a few roads with some water on them, but it is falling fast,” county road foreman Mark Ledbetter reported at 8:15 p.m.

An intial report from Faulkner County 911 dispatchers around 8:45 p.m. indicated a juvenile was transported to Conway Regional Medical Center for a quick heart rate after a lightning strike near his home. No other information was immediately available. Both FCSO and Conway Police Department public information officers told the Log Cabin Democrat the night produced little in the way of emergency traffic. 

Entergy Arkansas reported no outages in Conway and very few in Faulkner County. Outages from Conway Corp. were not immediately available.

At 6:30 p.m., downtown Conway was pelted with hail up to quarter-size that blanketed the ground and rooftops, resembling snow. Troubling rain followed quickly, gushing into the downtown business district with full force. Streets that were immediately barricaded were clear for traffic by 9 p.m.

Those in the eastern part of the county took cover at the first hint of a tornado, as they had experienced this scene before. But the reported tornadic activity swept through at about 35 mph with little damage, not even knocking out power in most areas of its path.

But as soon as the big action rolled through, residents, although much relieved according to social media accounts, waited on another round of severe thunderstorms promised before 9 p.m. By 9:30 p.m., weather radar mapping showed the worst of the storms to have passed. 

The LCD will have more coverage of Sunday's storms in Tuesday's edition of the newspaper and online on Monday.