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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
740 PM CDT THU MAY 5 2011

...A TOTAL OF 19 TORNADOES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED FROM THE APRIL
25-26 OUTBREAK...

...TRACKS 1 THROUGH 16 ARE FROM APRIL 25TH...

...TRACKS 17 THROUGH 19 ARE FROM APRIL 26TH...

TORNADO NUMBER 1...

THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 2.8 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF PEARCY TO 5
MILES NORTHWEST OF ROCKWELL. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 6 MILES AND THE
PATH WIDTH WAS 200 YARDS.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS EF2 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN OR SNAPPED OFF HUNDREDS OF TREES AND POWER
LINES WITH THE HEAVIEST DAMAGE ON OLD DALLAS ROAD...TIMBERLAKE ROAD
AND IN THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF SUNSHINE. SEVERAL WELL CONSTRUCTED
HOUSES WERE DESTROYED WITH MANY OTHER EXPERIENCING ROOF DAMAGE FROM
TORNADO WINDS OR FROM BEING HIT BY FALLING TREES. NUMEROUS
OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. A TRAVEL TRAILER WAS PUSHED ONTO A CAR.
ONLY MINOR INJURIES WERE REPORTED.


TORNADO NUMBER 2...

THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 2.3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CRYSTAL SPRINGS TO
5 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF JESSIEVILLE. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 14.4 MILES
LONG AND THE PATH WIDTH WAS 300 YARDS.

THE TORNADO REMAINED RATED AS AN EF2 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN OR SNAPPED OFF HUNDREDS OF TREES AND POWER
LINES WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE TREE DAMAGE ON BRADY MOUNTAIN ROAD.
SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED AND A LARGE METAL BUILDING THAT
ONCE HOUSED A GOLF ACADEMY SUSTAINED SEVERE DAMAGE WITH THE ROOF
BEING RIPPED OFF AND METAL GIRDERS BEING TWISTED. A CAMPER WAS ALSO
BLOWN INTO A FIELD AND DESTROYED. A POORLY CONSTRUCTED HOME WAS
DESTROYED AND SEVERAL OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF BEAR
WERE DAMAGED. ONLY MINOR INJURIES WERE REPORTED.


TORNADO NUMBER 3...

THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 3.3 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF FOUNTAIN LAKE
TO 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PARON. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 16.8 MILES LONG
AND THE PATH WIDTH WAS 300 YARDS.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS EF3 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO BLEW DOWN OR SNAPPED OFF HUNDREDS OF TREES AND POWER
LINES INCLUDING AT LEAST 500 IN HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE ALONE. SEVERAL
OUTBUILDINGS...INCLUDING A WELL CONSTRUCTED BARN WERE DESTROYED. A
MOBILE HOME WAS PICKED UP OFF ITS FOUNDATION...BLOWN SEVERAL HUNDRED
YARDS INTO TREES AND DESTROYED WITH THE OCCUPANT REQUIRING
HOSPITALIZATION. NUMEROUS WELL CONSTRUCTED HOUSES...INCLUDING A TWO
STORY HOME WHERE THE TOP STORY WAS RIPPED OFF...WERE BLOWN APART AND
DESTROYED WITH NUMEROUS OTHERS HAVING THEIR ROOFS REMOVED. A CHURCH
RECEIVED HEAVY DAMAGE AND SEVERAL CARS WERE BLOWN ON TOP OF EACH
OTHER. A YOUTH SERVICE WITH 60 CHILDREN WAS BEING CONDUCTED AT THE
TIME AND ALL WERE EVACUATED FROM THE CHURCH SAFELY WHEN THE WARNING
WAS RECEIVED ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO WITH ONLY ONE MINOR INJURY.
MOBILE HOMES WERE BLOWN OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS AND BLOWN INTO AN
ADJACENT FIELD. SEVERAL OTHER MINOR INJURIES WERE REPORTED.


TORNADO NUMBER 4.../LITTLE ROCK AFB TORNADO/...

THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 0.8 MILE EAST OF GRAVEL RIDGE TO 6 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF CABOT. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 5 MILES AND THE PATH
WIDTH WAS 100 YARDS.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS EF2 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE NORTH PULASKI HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM SUFFERED EXTENSIVE ROOF
DAMAGE AND SEVERAL BRICK WALLS ON THE BACK END OF THE SCHOOL
COLLAPSED. HOWEVER...THE MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE OCCURRED ON THE
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE WHERE NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN OR
SNAPPED. NUMEROUS UNITS OF BASE HOUSING WERE FLATTENED AND
DESTROYED. NUMEROUS OTHER UNITS RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL ROOF DAMAGE OR
IN MANY CASES THE ROOF WAS REMOVED. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAD PART OF
THE ROOF REMOVED WITH 7 LARGE DOORS BLOWN IN. THREE AIRCRAFT WERE
DAMAGED. NUMEROUS WINDOWS ON OTHER BUILDINGS WERE BLOWN IN WITH THE
COMMISSARY CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO ROOF DAMAGE AND WINDOWS BEING
BLOWN IN. NUMEROUS CARS WERE TOSSED ABOUT AND DESTROYED. ONLY MINOR
INJURIES WERE REPORTED.


TORNADO NUMBER 5.../THE VILONIA TORNADO/...

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 3.4 MILES NORTHWEST OF FERNDALE. IT PASSED
NORTH OF NATURAL STEPS...THROUGH THE PALARM AREA...SOUTH AND EAST OF
MAYFLOWER...THROUGH VILONIA...SOUTH AND EAST OF ROMANCE...AND
THROUGH THE GRAVEL HILL COMMUNITY. THE TORNADO LIFTED 1.6 MILES
NORTH OF JOY.

THE STORM AFFECTED PULASKI...FAULKNER...AND WHITE COUNTIES. THE PATH
LENGTH WAS 51.1 MILES...AND THE STORM WAS RATED AN EF2 ON THE
ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.


TORNADO NUMBER 6...

THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 2.0 MILES NORTHWEST OF WARD TO 4 MILES
NORTHWEST OF BEEBE. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 7.5 MILES AND THE PATH WIDTH
WAS 100 YARDS.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN OR SNAPPED OFF HUNDREDS OF TREES AND POWER
LINES WITH THE HEAVIEST DAMAGE IN THE CITY OF BEEBE. MANY HOUSES
EXPERIENCED ROOF DAMAGE...MAINLY FROM FALLING TREES. SEVERAL OUT
BUILDINGS HAD THEIR ROOFS REMOVED AND A CAR WAS CRUSHED BY A
FALLING TREE.


TORNADO NUMBER 7...

THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 3.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PERRYVILLE TO 4.3
MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF HOUSTON.  THE PATH LENGTH WAS 5.2 MILES AND
THE PATH WIDTH WAS 200 YARDS.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN OR SNAPPED DOZENS OF TREES AND POWER LINES.
THE HEAVIEST DAMAGE OCCURRED AT THE HEIFER RANCH WHERE NUMEROUS
LARGE TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN OR SNAPPED OFF. SEVERAL BUILDINGS ON
THE RANCH HAD THEIR ROOFS REMOVED AND THROWN INTO ADJACENT FIELDS
AND SEVERAL HAY BARNS WERE DESTROYED. SEVERAL HOUSES OUTSIDE THE
RANCH HAD ROOF DAMAGE FROM FALLING TREES AND A LARGE BILLBOARD SIGN
WAS KNOCKED OVER.


TORNADO NUMBER 8...

THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 1.0 MILE WEST OF WOOSTER TO 1.0 MILE NORTH
OF WOOSTER. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 1.1 MILES AND THE PATH WIDTH WAS 50
YARDS.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN OR SNAPPED NUMEROUS TREES AND A FEW POWER
LINES. ONE HOUSE HAD A GUTTER RIPPED OFF AND AN EAVE DAMAGED FROM A
FALLING TREE. SEVERAL OTHER HOMES HAD ROOF DAMAGE FROM FALLING TREES.


TORNADO NUMBER 9...

THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 1.7 MILES NORTHWEST OF BIG FORK TO 2 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF PINE RIDGE. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 6.0 MILES AND THE PATH
WIDTH WAS 50 YARDS.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN OR SNAPPED OFF NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER
LINES.


TORNADO NUMBER 10...

THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 3.4 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GLENWOOD TO 4.7
MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF PEARCY. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 11.4 MILES.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THIS TORNADO AFFECTED PIKE...MONTGOMERY...HOT SPRING...AND GARLAND
COUNTIES. IT PASSED THROUGH PARTS OF BONNERDALE.

MOST OF THE DAMAGE CONSISTED OF TREES BEING KNOCKED DOWN...BUT SOME
BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS SUFFERED DAMAGE.


TORNADO NUMBER 11...

THIS TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 3.5 MILES WEST OF KIRBY TO 1.7 MILES
NORTH OF KIRBY IN PIKE COUNTY.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO DAMAGED BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS AND REMOVED PART OF THE
SECOND FLOOR OF A HOUSE. TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN WITH ONE LANDING ON
A MOBILE HOME AND ANOTHER ON A VEHICLE.


TORNADO NUMBER 12...

THIS TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 1.8 SOUTHEAST OF BILLSTOWN TO 2.1 MILES
SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF DELIGHT IN PIKE COUNTY.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN NUMEROUS TREES...ONE OF WHICH FELL ON A
PARKED TRACTOR TRAILE5R.


TORNADO NUMBER 13...

THIS TORNADO TRACKED FROM 2.6 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF JESSIEVILLE
TO 10.7 MILES WEST OF PARON. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 9.3 MILES.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO TOPPLED THOUSANDS OF TREES ON PRIVATE TIMBERLAND. AT
ONE HOME...A GARAGE WAS DESTROYED...WITH A FENCE DOWNED...WINDOWS
BLOWN OUT AND THE ROOF DAMAGED. A TREE FELL THROUGH ANOTHER
HOUSE...MAKING THE DWELLING UNLIVABLE. NOBODY WAS HOME AT THE TIME
THE TREE FELL.


TORNADO NUMBER 14...

THIS TORNADO TRACKED FROM 2 MILES SOUTH OF WYE TO 2 MILES EAST
SOUTHEAST OF WYE FOR A PATH LENGTH OF 1.6 MILES.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO TOPPLED MANY TREES WITH ONE TREE FALLING ON A VEHICLE
AND ANOTHER TREE FALLING ON A FARM TRACTOR. FENCES WERE KNOCKED
DOWN AND OUTBUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED. INTERESTINGLY...THE STORM THAT
PRODUCED THIS TORNADO WAS LIKELY AT THE SAME TIME PRODUCING TORNADO
NUMBER 5 JUST NORTHWEST OF FERNDALE.


TORNADO NUMBER 15...

THIS TORNADO TRACKED FROM 11.8 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SCOTT TO 7.4
MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CARLISLE FOR A PATH LENGTH OF 21.9 MILES.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES WITH SOME POWER POLES
BROKEN. SEVERAL ROOFS ON HOMES WERE DAMAGED...ESPECIALLY IN ENGLAND.
A FARM FERTILIZER TRUCK WAS BLOWN ON ITS SIDE AND A GRAIN TRAILER
WAS BLOWN OVER. BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED.


TORNADO NUMBER 16...

THE TORNADO WAS SPAWNED 4.1 MILES SOUTH OF HICKORY PLAINS AND
DISSIPATED 3.8 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF HICKORY PLAINS. THIS IS IN 
PRAIRIE COUNTY.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 WITH A PATH LENGTH OF 6.2 MILES.

THE TORNADO CAUSED MOSTLY TREE DAMAGE...BUT ALSO REMOVED SHINGLES
FROM A FEW ROOFS AND DAMAGED A MOBILE HOME.


TORNADO NUMBER 17...

THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED IN LONOKE COUNTY. THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM
2.3 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF COY TO 2.3 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
HUMNOKE. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 8.3 MILES.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE TORNADO DESTROYED 2 GRAIN BINS AND DAMAGED OTHERS. POWER POLES
AND TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN. DAMAGE EXCEEDED ONE MILLION DOLLARS.


TORNADO NUMBER 18...

THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM 0.4 MILE WEST SOUTHWEST OF WICKES TO 0.4
MILE EAST OF WICKES. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 0.8 MILE.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THERE WERE SEVERAL HOUSES AND MOBILE HOMES WITH ROOF DAMAGE...AND 
SOME OF THE STRUCTURES HAD THE ROOF PARTIALLY REMOVED. ONE HOUSE 
HAD A PORCH RIPPED OFF. TREES WERE DOWNED AS WELL.


TORNADO NUMBER 19...

THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM 1.9 MILES NORTHEAST OF NAYLOR TO 1.1 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF JOY. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 12.8 MILES.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THIS TORNADO AFFECTED FAULKNER AND WHITE COUNTIES. MUCH OF THE TRACK
WAS VERY CLOSE TO THAT OF THE VILONIA TORNADO THE NIGHT BEFORE. IN
FACT...THE MIDDLE PART OF THIS TORNADOES PATH CROSSED THROUGH THE
PATH OF THE VILONIA TORNADO.

FOR THE MOST PART...THE DAMAGE CONSISTED OF TREES BEING BLOWN DOWN.


THE STORM SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED BY JOE GOUDSWARD...SENIOR
FORECASTER...ALLEN ADKINS AND GARY HEIFNER...ELECTRONICS
TECHNICIANS...WILLIE GILMORE...FORECASTER...JULIE LESKO...
METEOROLOGICAL INTERN...JOHN ROBINSON...WARNING COORDINATION
METEOROLOGIST...AND RENEE FAIR...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE...
ALL FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK.

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