Officials Say Coronavirus-Related Closures Saved Lives After Severe Tornado Hit Jonesboro

Officials in Jonesboro, Arkansas, said the injuries or death-toll caused by a EF-3 tornado that ripped through the community on Saturday, March 28, could have been much worse if not for social distancing and coronavirus-forced closures.

According to local reports, nearly 500 homes in the path of the tornado were damaged. There were 22 injuries, two that required hospitalizations, and no fatalities. Credit: Lee Curtner via Storyful