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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
415 PM CDT THU SEP 18 2008

...SEVEN TORNADOES CONFIRMED FROM THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE IKE...

ON SEPTEMBER 13TH...TORNADOES FORMED WITHIN THE RAIN BANDS
SURROUNDING THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE IKE...AS IT MOVED ACROSS
ARKANSAS.

...BRADLEY COUNTY...

THE TORNADO BEGAN 1.4 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF VICK IN BRADLEY
COUNTY. IT WAS ON THE GROUND FOR 2.4 MILES...AND DISSIPATED 1.7
MILES SOUTHEAST OF INGALLS.

DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO A FEW TREES BEING BLOWN DOWN.

THE TORNADO WAS ASSIGNED AN EF0 RATING ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

...GARLAND...AND SALINE COUNTIES...

THE TORNADO BEGAN 9.9 MILES EAST OF MOUNTAIN VALLEY IN GARLAND
COUNTY. IT WAS ON THE GROUND FOR 1.9 MILES...AND DISSIPATED 4 MILES
WEST NORTHWEST OF OWENSVILLE IN WESTERN SALINE COUNTY.

DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO A FEW TREES BEING BLOWN DOWN.

THE TORNADO WAS ASSIGNED AN EF1 RATING ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

...PERRY COUNTY...

THE NEWLY CONFIRMED TORNADO BEGAN 1.3 MILES SOUTH OF APLIN. IT WAS
ON THE GROUND FOR 1.3 MILES...DISSIPATING 0.1 MILES WEST OF APLIN.

DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO TREES BLOWN DOWN INCLUDING ONE LARGE TREE THAT
FELL ON A MOBILE HOME.

THE TORNADO WAS ASSIGNED AN EF1 RATING ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

ANOTHER TORNADO BEGAN 0.9 MILES EAST OF HOUSTON. IT WAS ON THE GROUND
FOR 1.5 MILES...DISSIPATING 1.2 MILES NORTHEAST OF HOUSTON.

DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO A FEW TREES BEING BLOWN DOWN.

THE TORNADO WAS ASSIGNED AN EF1 RATING ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

...GARLAND COUNTY...

THE TORNADO BEGAN 10.9 MILES EAST OF HOT SPRINGS IN THE EASTERN PORTION
OF GARLAND COUNTY. IT WAS ON THE GROUND FOR 2.4 MILES...AND DISSIPATED
11.5 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF HOT SPRINGS.

THIS IS A RURAL...FORESTED AREA OF GARLAND COUNTY...AND THE DAMAGE WAS
LIMITED TO TREES BEING BLOWN DOWN.

THE TORNADO WAS ASSIGNED AN EF1 RATING ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

...HOT SPRING...AND SALINE COUNTIES...

THE TORNADO BEGAN 2.4 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF GLEN ROSE IN HOT
SPRING COUNTY. IT WAS ON THE GROUND FOR 8.6 MILES...AND DISSIPATED
4.9 MILES WEST OF BENTON.

ALONG ITS PATH...MANY TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN. ONE TREE WAS BLOWN ONTO
A HOUSE. A POWER LINE WAS BLOWN DOWN AS WELL. THE TORNADO AFFECTED
THE CROSSROADS COMMUNITY...WHICH WAS ALSO HIT BY A TORNADO ON APRIL
3RD 2008.

THE TORNADO WAS ASSIGNED AN EF1 RATING ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

...LONOKE COUNTY...

THE TORNADO BEGAN 2.65 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CABOT...AND DISSIPATED
2.55 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CABOT. AN EF1 RATING WAS ASSIGNED ON THE
ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE...AND THE PATH LENGTH WAS TWO THIRDS OF A MILE.

ALONG ITS PATH...A SHELF STORAGE UNIT WAS DESTROYED. ROOF DAMAGE WAS
NOTED ON AN APARTMENT BUILDING. A STRIP MALL HAD DAMAGE. BUSINESS
SIGNS WERE BLOWN DOWN. METAL BUILDINGS AT A VACANT LUMBER YARD WERE
DESTROYED. A MEDICAL SUPPLY BUSINESS HAD DAMAGE TO THE BUILDING.
SEVERAL LARGE TREES AND FENCES WERE BLOWN DOWN. SOME POWER POLES AND
LINES WERE DOWNED.

..FOR THE RECORD...

THE BRADLEY COUNTY TORNADO WAS THE 78TH OF THE YEAR IN ARKANSAS. 
THIS MATCHES 1982 AS THE THE SECOND MOST ACTIVE YEAR ON RECORD.
THE MOST ACTIVE YEAR FOR TORNADOES REMAINS 1999 WHEN 107 TORNADOES
WERE CONFIRMED IN THE STATE.

...SURVEYORS...

THE DAMAGE SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED BY THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE...

JOHN ROBINSON...WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
GARY HEIFNER...ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
ALLEN ADKINS...ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
RENEE FAIR...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE

...ALL WITH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK.

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