Homes damaged as tornado hits Arkansas capital

The twister tore first through neighbourhoods in west Little Rock, and shredded a small shopping centre.

A car is upturned after a severe storm swept through Little Rock, Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

A tornado hit Arkansas capital Little Rock and surrounding areas on Friday afternoon, reducing rooftops to splinters, toppling vehicles and tossing debris as people raced for shelter.