Documenting Arkansas’s March 31, 2023 Tornado Outbreak

two homes pictured with two old growth trees uprooted damaging them
Photograph of storm damage on Longwood Road in Cammack Village, Arkansas, March 31, 2023, taken by Danielle Afsordeh

Our community experienced a devastating tornado outbreak on March 31, 2023. Future generations will want to know how the tornado affected Arkansas. The CALS Butler Center encourages members of our community to document their experiences during this time of crisis.

Do you have before and after views of damaged sites? Have you written about your experience in a diary or taken part in recovery efforts and documented the storm’s destruction? Did anyone call and leave you a voicemail during their experience in the storm? Can you screenshot images of your Instagram stories or Snapchat to share? Did you share anything via TikTok?

We are looking for diaries, photographs, poetry, oral history interviews, artwork, video, etc.

Submit up to 10 pieces of media here

We are also inviting community members to take part in a questionnaire to further document their experiences during this historical event. How are you responding to the tornado? How has your life been affected? We want to know.

Share your experiences here

Please do not venture into affected areas for the purpose of photographing or taking video. It causes congestion and prevents necessary workers from getting into the area for clean up and repair.