#JonesboroStrong: Overcoming the Storm


JONESBORO, Ark. — A tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas on March 28. No lives were lost, but destruction has left the city broken. However, spirits are high as the close-knit community rises to the occasion of overcoming the tremendous obstacle in their way.

The following document is a visual representation of the damage to the city, but also a highlight of the resiliency of the residents of not just Jonesboro, but all of greater Northeast Arkansas. Together, we will rise from the rubble.


Photo courtesy of Noelle Harper Richardson (@shopgirl_harper, Twitter)

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

Maya Angelou

The destruction of Jonesboro. Photos by Chase Gage.

Dignity of human nature requires that we must face the storms of life.” 

Mahatma Gandhi

Arkansas State University just hours after the EF3 tornado ravaged Jonesboro. The calm after the storm. Photo courtesy of Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse (@kdamp, Twitter)

As the recovery process continues, the city is overwhelmed with volunteer support. The town truly is #JonesboroStrong. To join volunteer efforts, call 870-935-5562.




Categories: Featured Stories, News, Northeast Arkansas News

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