EL DORADO -- This is the result of heavy wind and rain ripping through El Dorado last year. While there's no way to prevent Mother Nature, there are some things you can do to stay safe when rough weather hits. Union County Judge Mike Loftin has some suggestions.
"I would say any threat of a tornado, get in it, go to an interior wall in your house away from windows and doors."
For folks living around trees, it's inevitable that severe weather may cause them to blow over, but you can protect yourself from getting hurt.
"If there's a threat of a tornado or high winds and you have a lot of trees, maybe move to a part of the house that would be less likely to have one fall on it."
With the possibility of severe weather, Loftin says that the county stays prepared to keep people as safe as possible.
"Our road department crews are on call 24-7. All of those trucks are equipped with power saws and whatever might be needed in case of bad weather. With high water, all we can do is close the road."
Brea Douglas, NBC 10 News.