- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Latest on severe weather in Arkansas (all times local):

5:25 p.m.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is adding three counties to a disaster declaration after recent severe storms.

The governor on Monday added Columbia, Prairie and Scott counties to his declaration, pushing the number of counties to 16 after heavy flooding and damage throughout the state. A number of severe storms hit Sunday.

Counties covered under disaster declarations now include



.Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Columbia, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, Lincoln, Monroe, Ouachita, Phillips, Prairie and Scott.

Additional assessments are planned.

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3 p.m.

An Arkansas state prison in Chicot County has roof, vehicle and other damages after severe storms struck the area while another prison has more than 100 windows and skylights broken from hail that fell during the storms.

State Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves says the prison in Dermott has damage to the roof, gymnasium, utility buildings and several vehicles while a prison in Malvern had the broken windows and skylights following the Sunday night storms. Graves said a prison guard suffered minor injuries and no inmates were injured during the storm.

National Weather Service meteorologist David Cox in Jackson, Mississippi, said investigators were still looking at the damage Monday afternoon, but added it wouldn’t be surprising if it was a tornado that caused the damage in Dermott.

The weather service in Little Rock says two other tornadoes were confirmed in the state, one that damaged homes in Scott County and one that damaged docs at the Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa in Montgomery County.

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8 a.m.

National Weather Service investigators will assess damage and determine if tornadoes touched down in Arkansas during severe storms that damaged several homes and two state prisons.

Meteorologist Michael Brown says it’s believed three to five tornadoes touched down Sunday night. Investigators are being sent to Winfield in Scott County, Mount Ida in Montgomery County and to Grady in Lincoln County.

Brown said Monday that no deaths are reported, but seven or eight homes are damaged near Winfield and docks are damaged at the Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa near Mount Ida.

Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves says a prison at Malvern had windows broken by hail and a prison at Dermott has roof damage from high winds and a prison guard sprained an ankle during the storm.

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National Weather Service investigators will assess damage and determine if tornadoes touched down in Arkansas during severe storms that damaged several homes and two state prisons.

Meteorologist Michael Brown says it’s believed three to five tornadoes touched down Sunday night. Investigators are being sent to Winfield in Scott County, Mount Ida in Montgomery County and to Grady in Lincoln County.

Brown said Monday that no deaths are reported, but seven or eight homes are damaged near Winfield and docks are damaged at the Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa near Mount Ida.

Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves says a prison at Malvern had windows broken by hail and a prison at Dermott has roof damage from high winds and a prison guard sprained an ankle during the storm.

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