Severe Storms Produce Tornado Near Pocahontas

 

 

 

 

 

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County: Madison County

Time of event:600 pm CST 1/20/10
Beginning Point: 2.5 E Pocahontas, 32.475N, 90.238W
Ending Point: 3.5 ENE Pocahontas, 32.482N, 90.224W4
Rating: EF0, Max Winds 70 mph
Path Length: 1 mile
Maximum Width: 40 yd
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
 
Summary of Damages:

TORNADO STARTED ALONG COKER ROAD...WHERE IT DOWNED SEVERAL TREES AND LARGE LIMBS...BLEW DOWN A FENCE...DOWNED A POWERLINE...AND CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO A BARN. AT LEAST ONE HOME WAS DAMAGED BY A LARGE SECTION OF A TREE FALLING ON THE CORNER OF IT. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED EAST NORTHEAST ACROSS MOSS RIDGE ROAD WHERE A COUPLE OF TREES AND SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS WERE DOWNED...DAMAGING SOME FENCES. FROM THERE THE TORNADO MOVED ACROSS LAKE LORMAN...AND THEN DOWNED SOME TREES...LIMBS AND A POWERLINE ALONG LAKESHORE DRIVE. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED SHORTLY AFTER THIS POINT. THE PATH OF DAMAGE WAS RELATIVELY FOCUSED...WITH VERY LITTLE DAMAGE OBSERVED OUTSIDE OF THIS PATH.

 


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