- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for central Arkansas, where two former U.S. presidents and a former British prime minister were attending a graduation ceremony at Little Rock Central High School.

The warning for Pulaski and Saline counties expired at 6 p.m., but warning sirens could be heard at the ceremony where former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and former Prime Minister Tony Blair were in attendance. Those attending the ceremony were taken to the bottom floor of the school.

It wasn’t immediately clear where Clinton, Bush and Blair were taken.

The weather service said a possible tornado was seen at 5:40 p.m. near Salem in Saline County, about 18 miles west of Little Rock.

The storm also left about 63,000 without power in the region.


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