PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR

...RESULTS OF TORNADO SURVEYS...

THERE WERE TWO TORNADOES SPAWNED IN JOHNSON COUNTY DURING THE 
EARLY MORNING HOURS OF MAY 25TH.

THE FIRST TORNADO STARTED ABOUT 1.8 MILES SOUTH OF BRANCH IN 
FRANKLIN COUNTY AND DEVASTATED THE TOWN OF DENNING. THE TORNADO 
ENTERED JOHNSON COUNTY 2.3 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF COAL HILL AND 
ENDED 7.75 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF OZONE. THERE WAS ONE FATALITY 
WITH THIS TORNADO IN JOHNSON COUNTY. THIS OCCURRED IN THE BETHLEHEM
COMMUNITY...WHICH IS SOUTHWEST OF HARMONY...WHEN A MOBILE HOME 
WAS DESTROYED.  

THE TOTAL PATH LENGTH OF THE TORNADO WAS AROUND 27 MILES IN JOHNSON 
COUNTY...AND 47 MILES OVERALL. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS EF4.

THE OTHER TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 1 MILE WEST OF NEW SPADRA BEFORE 
TRACKING THROUGH THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE. HERE IS SOME ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION...

1224 AM     TORNADO          4 SW CLARKSVILLE        35.42N 93.53W
05/25/2011  F3               JOHNSON            AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            *** 1 FATAL, 4 INJ *** AN EF3 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 1 MILE
            WEST OF NEW SPADRA IN JOHNSON COUNTY AND LIFTED 3 MILES
            SOUTHWEST OF PELSOR IN POPE COUNTY. NUMEROUS HOMES AND
            BUILDINGS SUSTAINED MAJOR DAMAGE...WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF
            TREES BLOWN DOWN. THE PATH LENGTH WAS ABOUT 29
            MILES...WITH A WIDTH OF 0.4 OF A MILE AT ITS PEAK.

THERE WAS ONE FATALITY WITH THIS TORNADO.  IT OCCURRED NEAR THE 
STRAWBERRY COMMUNITY...WHEN A SMALL HOUSE WAS DESTROYED. THERE
WERE FOUR INJURIES AS WELL.

LATER THAT AFTERNOON...A WEAK TORNADO WAS PRODUCED IN INDEPENDENCE
COUNTY. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND BRIEFLY BEFORE HEADING INTO
JACKSON COUNTY AND DISSIPATING. HERE ARE THE PARTICULARS...

0415 PM     TORNADO          3 E OIL TROUGH          35.62N 91.41W
05/25/2011  F1               INDEPENDENCE       AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            AN EF1 TORNADO BEGAN 2.9 MILES EAST OF OIL TROUGH IN
            SOUTHEAST INDEPENDENCE COUNTY AND LIFTED 2.2 MILES
            NORTHWEST OF JACKSONPORT IN WESTERN JACKSON COUNTY.
            SEVERAL POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED WITH MANY TREES BLOWN
            DOWN. SOME HOMES ALSO RECIEVED ROOF DAMAGE. THE PATH
            LENGTH WAS ABOUT 4.8 MILES...WITH A WIDTH OF 1/3 MILE AT
            ITS PEAK.

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