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Summary of Monday’s Storm Damage

I got an email from the Office of Emergency Management and this was part of it…
THE FOLLOWING IS A CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF EVENTS AS THEY OCCURRED ON MONDAY APRIL 4TH ACCORDING TO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAMS.

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AT 8 AM…A DOWNBURST OCCURRED ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF ASHDOWN WHICH RESULTED IN NUMEROUS TREES AND POWERLINES TO BE SNAPPED IN THE TOWN OF ASHDOWN. AS MANY AS 50 COUNTY AND CITY ROADS WERE CLOSED IN LITTLE RIVER COUNTY FROM THE DAMAGING WINDS WHICH STARTED APPROXIMATELY 8AM WEST OF ASHDOWN. IN THE TOWN OF ASHDOWN TREES WERE NOTED TO POINT NE AND N AWAY FROM THE DOWNBURST REGION VERY INDICATIVE OF A STRONG STRAIGHT LINE WIND. DAMAGE INCLUDED NUMEROUS HOMES AND BUSINESSES AS WELL AS A SCHOOL. VERY LITTLE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED FROM THE WIND ALONE. MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS THE RESULT OF FALLING TREES. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 95-105 MPH.

AT 810 AM…ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF ASHDOWN…DAMAGE OCCURRED FROM AN EF1 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED ALONG HWY 32. THE TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED TREES ALONG CR 700 WHERE A METAL BUILDING WITH STEEL BEAM FRAME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. TORNADO EVIDENCE IS MORE CONCLUSIVE EAST OF THIS AREA WHERE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED ALONG A CONVERGENT PATH. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST SOUTH OF HWY 32 SNAPPING MORE TREES AND COLLAPSING A CARPORT. THE TORNADO CROSSED CR 35 SNAPPING A FEW TREES BEFORE LIFTING. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 95-105 MPH. PATH LENGTH WAS 5 MILES LONG WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 150 YARDS WIDE.

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AT 838 AM…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETERMINED THAT AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN HEMPSTEAD COUNTY ARKANSAS NORTH OF HOPE. THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ALONG CR 248 WHERE 9 OUT OF 10 CHICKEN HOUSES LOST THEIR ROOFS?SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED AND AN TRACTOR TRAILER WAS FLIPPED OVER. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTH EAST CROSSING CR 211 WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED AND METAL ROOFING WAS PEELED FROM A BARN. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 85-95 MPH. PATH LENGTH WAS 3.5 MILES LONG WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 100 YARDS WIDE.

AT 840 AM…AN EF2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN NORTHERN HEMPSTEAD COUNTY ARKANSAS NEAR BLEVINS. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN EAST OF THE TOWN OF BLEVINS NEAR A CHICKEN FARM. 4 LARGE CHICKEN HOUSES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND HUNDREDS OF CHICKENS KILLED. A SMALL TRAILER ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE CHICKEN HOUSES USED AS AN OFFICE FOR THE FARM WAS PICKED UP AND THROWN 20 YARDS NORTH INTO ONE OF THE CHICKEN HOUSES. THE OCCUPANT INSIDE THE TRAILER SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES. ANOTHER WORKER ON THE FARM ALSO SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES. METAL DEBRIS WAS FOUND UP TO 3 MILES EAST FROM THE FARM. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST CROSSING CR 45. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED ALONG A TREELINE SOUTH OF HWY 371 AS THE TORNADO PARALLELED THE HWY. THE TORNADO LIFTED NEAR CR 17 IN NEVADA COUNTY MAXIMUM WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 115-120 MPH. PATH LENGTH WAS 2 MILES LONG WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 200 YARDS WIDE.

AT 842 AM…A DOWNBURST OCCURRED NORTHEAST OF WHERE THE TORNADO TRACK ENDED ALONG CR 53. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED BLOCKING THE ROAD. A SMALL PEN WAS DAMAGED EAST OF CR 53. ALL OF THE TREES IN THIS AREA WERE POINTING OUTWARD AWAY FROM WHERE THE DOWNBURST OCCURRED APPROXIMATELY 200 YARDS WEST OF CR 53. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 95-105 MPH.

AT 850 AM…AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF FOUKE ARKANSAS IN MILLER COUNTY ALONG COUNTY ROAD 7 SNAPPING A FEW TREES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST CROSSING OLD HWY 71 SNAPPING MORE TREES AND A HOME SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CROSSED 549 AND INTENSIFIED SNAPPING MORE TREES INTO A CLEAR CONVERGENT PATH WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 9 IN A PASTURE. TREES ALSO FELL ON A HOME PUNCTURING THE ROOF. 3 PEOPLE WERE HOME AT THE TIME BUT SUSTAINED NO INJURIES. A LARGE STORAGE BUILDING BEHIND THE HOME WAS DESTROYED. MORE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED NORTHEASTWARD CROSSING CR 9. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 100-110 MPH. PATH LENGTH WAS 2.75 MILES LONG WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 150 YARDS WIDE.

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AT 928 AM…AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF WALDO ARKANSAS IN COLUMBIA COUNTY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COUNTY ROAD 153 RIPPING OFF TIN FROM A SMALL BARN. A HOME EAST OF CR 153 SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE AND THE ADJACENT GARAGE SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE AND SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST SOUTHEAST CROSSING CR 148 WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. A HOME SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE AND A SMALL SHED HAD HALF OF ITS ROOF TORN OFF. FURTHER EAST SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED IN A FIELD AND A ABANDONED HOME HAD PORTIONS OF ITS ROOF TORN OFF AND THROWN SOUTHEAST. THE TORNADO LIFTED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CR 148. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 85-90 MPH. PATH LENGTH WAS 1 MILE LONG WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 75 YARDS WIDE.

AT 1012 AM…AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR NORPHLET IN UNION COUNTY ARKANSAS. AN OLD GAS STATION COVER WAS BLOWN DOWN AND SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED ALONG BLACK STREET EASTWARD ACROSS HAYES ST. SOME MINOR ROOF DAMAGE OCCURRED TO HOMES ALONG HAYES STREET. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EASTWARD CROSSING N TATE ROAD WHERE A CARPORT COLLAPSED ON A VEHICLE AND SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF TATE ROAD SNAPPING TREES AND PEELING SHINGLES FROM SEVERAL HOMES. THE TORNADO LIFTED EAST OF A PASTURE WHERE SEVERAL HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. A SMALL METAL OUTBUILDING SUFFERED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AS WELL. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 90-100 MPH. PATH LENGTH WAS 1.25 MILES LONG WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 100 YARDS WIDE.

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