Damage Survey from Ashley County


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Ashley County Tornado

Location: Ashley County Tornado
Time of Event: 11:27 pm through 11:50 pm, 04/09/09
Beginning Point: 8 miles SSW of Crossett
Ending Point: 12 miles SE of Crossett
Rating: EF2, maximum winds of 130 mph
Path Length: 15.5 miles
Maximum Width: 600 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Summary of Damages: The tornado tracked across rural Ashley County, snapping and uprooting hundreds of large hardwood and softwood trees, as well as heavily damaging or destroying approximately 15 homes. The most intense damage was along Meridian Church Road in southwest Ashley County. Here, intense tree damage resulted in several cross roads being blocked by dozens of trees, and several mobile homes and houses were destroyed by the winds and fallen trees. This was the area rated EF2 with 130 mph winds. Over the last several miles of the track, the tornado was narrower and damage was primarily in the EF1 category.

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