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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
610 PM CDT THU APR 21 2011

...TEN TORNADOES CONFIRMED FROM THE STORMS OF APRIL 14-15 IN THE
LITTLE ROCK COUNTY WARNING AREA...

1107 PM     TORNADO          1 SW MENA               34.57N 94.25W
04/14/2011  F1               POLK               AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            A TORNADO DESTROYED A WAREHOUSE USED BY A SNACK FOOD
            COMPANY. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN...AND ONE OF THE
            TREES FELL ON A HOUSE. A BARN WAS DAMAGED AS WELL. THE
            TORNADO WAS EF1...AND TRACKED ONLY HALF OF A MILE BEFORE
            DISSIPATING 1.4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MENA.

1112 PM     TORNADO          3 SSE DANVILLE          35.01N 93.37W
04/14/2011  F1               YELL               AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 3.7 MILES SE OF DANVILLE AND
            TRAVELLED EIGHT TENTHS OF A MILE BEFORE LIFTING 3.6 MILES
            SE OF DANVILLE. A BARN WAS DESTROYED AND TWO PIECES OF
            FARMING EQUIPMENT WERE DAMAGED. SEVERAL TREES WERE BLOWN
            DOWN. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS LOCATED ENTIRELY ON PRIVATE
            PROPERTY.

1135 PM     TORNADO          1 WNW CHICKALAH         35.17N 93.31W
04/14/2011  F1               YELL               AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            AN EF1 TORNADO TRACKED FROM 1WNW OF CHICKALAH TO SULPHUR
            SPRINGS...WITH A PATH LENGTH OF 1.8 MILES. A MOBILE HOME WAS
            DESTROYED...AND NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN.

0113 AM     TORNADO          2 N FOUNTAIN LAKE       34.60N 93.00W 
04/15/2011  F1               GARLAND            AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 2.9 MILES NORTH OF FOUNTAIN 
            LAKE IN GARLAND COUNTY. IT TRACKED 7.2 MILES 
            NORTHEASTWARD AND LIFTED 9.2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PARON IN 
            SALINE COUNTY. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN...AND 
            SOME OF THEM LANDED ON HOUSES. ONE HOUSE HAD ITS PORCH 
            AND PART OF ITS ROOF BLOWN OFF. THERE WERE A COUPLE OF 
            BARNS WITH ROOF DAMAGE...AND SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS WERE 
            DAMAGED. 

0138 AM     TORNADO          2 E TRASKWOOD           34.45N 92.63W
04/15/2011  F1               SALINE             AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            AN EF1 TORNADO TRACKED FROM 2 MILES EAST OF TRASKWOOD TO
            1.5 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF TULL...WITH A PATH LENGTH OF
            3 MILES. THE PATH WIDTH WAS 250 YARDS. NUMEROUS LARGE
            TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED...AND A BARN WAS
            DESTROYED...WITH THE BARN ROOF THROWN OVER A HUNDRED
            YARDS. SEVERAL HOMES WERE MISSING SHINGLES WITH ONE HOME
            MISSING NEARLY 50 PERCENT OF THE SHINGLES.

0147 AM     TORNADO          5 SW SARDIS             34.48N 92.46W
04/15/2011  F1               SALINE             AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 5 MI SW OF SARDIS IN SALINE
            COUNTY TO 3 MI SSE OF WRIGHTSVILLE IN PULASKI COUNTY
            WITH A PATH LENGTH OF 16.6 MI. NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER
            LINES WERE DOWNED. DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED TO A MOBILE HOME
            THAT LOST ITS ROOF AND PORCH. SEVERAL HOUSES HAD ROOF
            DAMAGE FROM FALLING TREES. ROOF AND CHIMNEY OF A HOUSE WAS
            DAMAGED...COINCIDENTALLY THIS SAME HOUSE ON U.S. HIGHWAY
            167 WAS HIT BY A TORNADO ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO. THE ROOF
            WAS TAKEN OFF OF A COUNTRY CLUB.

0157 AM     TORNADO          4 NNW GEYER SPRINGS     34.75N 92.38W
04/15/2011  F1               PULASKI            AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            *** 2 FATAL *** TORNADO TRACKED FROM JUST SOUTHWEST OF
            INTERSECTION OF WEST MARKHAM STREET AND JOHN BARROW ROAD
            TO THE SHERRILL HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD...ENDING ABOVE
            REBSAMEN PARK. THIS TORNADO OCCURED ENTIRELY WITHIN THE
            CITY LIMITS OF LITTLE ROCK. WHILE THERE WAS SHINGLE DAMAGE
            ...MUCH OF THE DAMAGE CONSISTED OF TREES FALLING ONTO
            HOUSES...VEHICLES AND POWER LINES. THIS TORNADO WAS RATED
            AN EF1...WITH A PATH LENGTH OF 3.9 MILES.

0200 AM     TORNADO          3 SW SWEET HOME         34.65N 92.25W
04/15/2011  F1               PULASKI            AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            AN EF1 TORNADO TRACKED FROM 3.5 SOUTHWEST OF SWEET HOME
            AND 2.2 E OF COLLEGE STATION...WITH A PATH LENGTH OF
            6.6 MILES. TREES AND POWER POLES WERE DOWNED...WITH
            AN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING DESTROYED. A ROOF OFF OF ANOTHER
            INDUSTRIAL BUILDING WAS DAMAGED.

0209 AM     TORNADO          7 SSW SCOTT             34.61N 92.15W
04/15/2011  F1               PULASKI            AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            *** 1 INJ *** AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 7.4 MI SSW OF
            SCOTT IN PULASKI CO. AND LIFTED 2.3 MI NW OF KEO IN
            LONOKE CO. WITH A PATH LENGTH OF 6.9 MI. NUMEROUS TREES
            WERE BLOWN DOWN AND A TRAILER OF A 18-WHEELER WAS ALSO
            BLOWN OVER. A COTTON GIN WAS DESTROYED...WITH A 150 YR
            OLD PECAN ORCHARD RECEIVING SEVERE DAMAGE...NEARLY DESTROYED.
            AN OCCUPANT OF A MOBILE HOME RECEIVED CRITICAL INJURIES
            WHEN THEIR MOBILE HOME WAS DESTROYED. SEVERAL OTHER MOBILE
            HOMES WERE DAMAGED WITH ONE KNOCKED OFF ITS FOUNDATION.

0217 AM     TORNADO          3 SSW PETTUS            34.61N 91.94W
04/15/2011  F2               LONOKE             AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            A TORNADO DAMAGED OR DESTROYED 50 LARGE STEEL POWER
            TRANSMITTER TOWERS...WITH POWER LINES...POWER POLES AND
            TREES DOWNED AS WELL. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF2...AND HAD
            A PATH WIDTH OF 200 YARDS. THE TORNADO TRACKED 7 MILES
            BEFORE DISSIPATING 6.3 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF LONOKE.

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