The National Weather Services says an EF-1 tornado touched down in Fort Smith Saturday.

The American Red Cross is conducting damage assessments to begin the casework for people and families impacted by the storms.

About 40 homes in the area were damaged in the fort smith area.

The Courtyard by Marriott continues to offer shelter for families. If you wish to help those affected, you can make a gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.