Residents of Arkansas brace for another wave of storms

TRUMANN, Ark. – On Wednesday afternoon, a steady stream of sleet fell in Trumann, Arkansas. The winter mix came shortly after schools closed.

For parents, the goal was to get home safely before the weather hits.

“I knew she was going to leave school early because I knew the time was coming. My daughter is going to be happy to get out of school anyway,” said Victoria Huneycutt as she collected her child from school .

Families were preparing for what was to happen overnight.

“We get covers and everything is ready,” Huneycutt said.

The small town of Trumann has faced its share of bad weather. Just recently they were hit by an ice storm. Then in December, a tornado ripped through the city.

Amanda McCall said her family lost their home.

“So now we’re down to two bedrooms,” McCall said.

With several young children at home, they have to take care of a seven, four and two year old.

McCall still has concerns.

“The only thing that worries me, you know, is the power outage and the cold and then I have to take time off work because I can’t get to work,” McCall said.

She said if the power goes out, they’ll do what they did when the ice storm hit.

“Last time we stayed under blankets and we all sat on the couch in the living room,” McCall said.

Trumann city officials we spoke to are asking people to stay home and off the roads.

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