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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
400 PM CDT SUN MAR 14 2010

...FIVE TORNADOES FROM MARCH 10TH HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN THE LITTLE
ROCK COUNTY WARNING AREA...

 1.  TORNADO #1
     COUNTIES AFFECTED: CLEBURNE
     CLASSIFICATION:    EF2
     STARTING POINT:    3.1 MILES SW OF PEARSON
     ENDING POINT:      0.4 MILES ENE OF PEARSON
     PATH LENGTH:       3.4 MILES
     INJURIES:          3
     FATALITIES:        1
     DESCRIPTION:       A HOUSE AND MOBILE HOME ON SOUTH SAWMILL
                        ROAD WERE DESTROYED. MAJOR APPLIANCES FROM
                        THE HOUSE WERE BLOWN MORE THAN 750 FEET. A
                        79 YEAR OLD MAN WAS KILLED...AND HIS WIFE
                        AND GRANDSON WERE INJURED. A VEHICLE WAS
                        BLOWN OFF HIGHWAY 107...INJURING THE
                        OCCUPANT. TREES AND POWER LINES WERE BLOWN
                        DOWN...AND OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED.
                        DEBRIS FROM THE STORM WERE FOUND NEAR GREERS
                        FERRY LAKE...ABOUT 2 MILES AWAY. EIGHT OTHER
                        HOMES SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE.

 2.  TORNADO #2
     COUNTIES AFFECTED: SALINE
     CLASSIFICATION:    EF1
     STARTING POINT:    4.0 MILES WNW OF BENTON
     ENDING POINT:      0.1 MILES W OF CONGO
     PATH LENGTH:       6.1 MILES
     INJURIES:          0
     FATALITIES:        0
     DESCRIPTION:       18 HOMES SUFFERED MINOR DAMAGE. TWO HOMES
                        SUSTAINED MAJOR DAMAGE...AND TWO HOMES
                        WERE DESTROYED. A FIRE STATION WAS
                        DAMAGED...AND NUMEROUS BARNS AND
                        OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. TREES AND
                        POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN. NO INJURIES
                        WERE REPORTED.

 3.  TORNADO #3
     COUNTIES AFFECTED: WHITE
     CLASSIFICATION:    EF1
     STARTING POINT:    2.0 MILES SSW OF CENTER HILL
     ENDING POINT:      5.2 MILES ENE OF LETONA
     PATH LENGTH:       13.3 MILES
     INJURIES:          1
     FATALITIES:        0
     DESCRIPTION:       MOST STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS IN THE CENTER 
                        HILL COMMUNITY...WITH AT LEAST NINE HOUSES 
                        DAMAGED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAYS 
                        36 AND 305. ONE PERSON SUFFERED A LEG INJURY 
                        AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL. NUMEROUS 
                        TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWNED AS WELL.


 4.  TORNADO #4
     COUNTIES AFFECTED: WHITE
     CLASSIFICATION:    EF1
     STARTING POINT:    1.35 MILES NW OF STEPROCK
     ENDING POINT:      3.7 MILES N OF STEPROCK
     PATH LENGTH:       2.9 MILES
     INJURIES:          0
     FATALITIES:        0
     DESCRIPTION:       A GARAGE WAS DESTROYED...WITH ANOTHER
                        SHIFTED OFF ITS FOUNDATION. A COUPLE OF SHED
                        WERE DESTROYED...ALONG WITH A CARPORT BLOWN
                        AWAY. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN.

 5.  TORNADO #5
     COUNTIES AFFECTED: INDEPENDENCE
     CLASSIFICATION:    EF1
     STARTING POINT:    2.9 MILES S OF ROSIE
     ENDING POINT:      2.1 MILES SSE OF ROSIE
     PATH LENGTH:       0.9 MILE
     INJURIES:          0
     FATALITIES:        0
     DESCRIPTION:       THREE CHICKEN HOUSES WERE DESTROYED AND SIX
                        OTHERS WERE DAMAGED. MORE THAN 80 THOUSAND
                        CHICKENS WERE KILLED OR TURNED LOOSE. A
                        TRACTOR AND A MOBILE ELEVATOR WERE DESTROYED.
                        A GRAIN TRUCK AND TWO TRAVEL TRAILERS WERE
                        OVERTURNED. TWO SHEDS WERE DESTROYED.

ALL KNOWN OR SUSPECTED TORNADOES FROM THE MARCH 10TH SEVERE WEATHER
HAVE NOW BEEN SURVEYED. UNLESS ADDITIONAL REPORTS ARE RECEIVED...ALL
SURVEYS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

THE TOTAL TORNADO COUNT FOR MARCH 10TH IN ARKANSAS STANDS AT SIX.
THERE WERE FIVE TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN THE LITTLE ROCK COUNTY WARNING
AREA...AND ONE TORNADO CONFIRMED IN THE SHREVEPORT COUNTY WARNING
AREA.

THE SURVEYS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED BY JOHN ROBINSON...WARNING
COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST...DAN KOCH...INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
OFFICER...RENEE FAIR...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE...AND JOE
GOUDSWARD...SENIOR FORECASTER...ALL FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK.

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