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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
735 PM CST SUN NOV 1 2009

..FOUR TORNADOES NOW IDENTIFIED IN OUACHITA...CALHOUN AND DALLAS
COUNTIES...

DAMAGE SURVEYS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED FOLLOWING STORMS ON OCTOBER 29TH.
SO FAR...FOUR TORNADO TRACKS HAVE BEEN FOUND.

.FIRST TORNADO...

THE FIRST TORNADO BEGAN 1.2 MILES SOUTH OF LOUANN IN OUACHITA
COUNTY...AND ENDED 3.7 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF EAST CAMDEN. THE
TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE...WITH WINDS
BETWEEN 86 TO 110 MPH. IT HAD A PATH LENGTH OF 19.5 MILES.

THE TORNADO CAUSED MOSTLY TREE DAMAGE...BUT ALSO DAMAGED SEVERAL
ROOFS...AND CAUSED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AT SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY
TECH. NINE TRAILERS WERE DESTROYED...AND THREE MORE HAD MAJOR
DAMAGE. THIS WAS MOSTLY DUE TO FALLEN TREES.

THIS TORNADO ACTUALLY BEGAN FARTHER SOUTH IN UNION COUNTY...AND WILL
BE SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT.

.SECOND TORNADO...

THE SECOND TORNADO BEGAN 4 MILES NORTHEAST OF EAST CAMDEN IN CALHOUN
COUNTY. IT CAUSED EXTENSIVE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AT THE ARKANSAS FIRE
TRAINING ACADEMY...AS WELL AS ROOF DAMAGE TO HOUSES. TREES WERE
BLOWN DOWN...AND A FEW WERE ON HOUSES.

THE TORNADO DISSIPATED 4 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF BEARDEN IN
OUACHITA COUNTY. IT WAS ON THE GROUND FOR 10.9 MILES. THE TORNADO
WAS RATED EF2...WITH WINDS BETWEEN 111 AND 135 MPH.

.THIRD TORNADO...

ANOTHER TORNADO TRACKED FROM 4.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF RAMSEY IN DALLAS
COUNTY TO 0.6 MILES NORTHEAST OF RAMSEY. IT WAS ON THE GROUND FOR
5.05 MILES AND WAS RATED EF1...WITH WINDS BETWEEN 86 TO 110 MPH.

THE TORNADO UPROOTED TREES...WITH ONE TREE ON A SHED. A BARN ROOF
WAS PARTIALLY REMOVED...AND POWER POLES WERE DOWNED.

.FOURTH TORNADO...

THIS TORNADO WAS SPAWNED 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF AMY IN OUACHITA
COUNTY...AND STAYED ON THE GROUND 25.75 MILES BEFORE DISSIPATING
3.1 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF PRINCETON IN DALLAS COUNTY. THE TORNADO
WAS RATED EF2.

THOUSANDS OF TREES WERE DOWNED...WITH MASSIVE TREE DAMAGE ABOUT
2 MILES WEST OF VELIE IN OUACHITA COUNTY. THERE WAS SOME STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE 1 MILE NORTH OF AMY. A MOBILE HOME LOST PART OF A ROOF...WITH
ANOTHER MOBILE HOME OFF ITS FOUNDATION. A SHOP BUILDING WAS
DESTROYED...AS WERE SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS.

.SURVEYORS...

SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED BY JOHN ROBINSON...WARNING
COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST...RENEE FAIR...METEOROLOGIST IN
CHARGE...AND GARY HEIFNER...ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN...ALL FROM THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK.

THANKS GOES TO JIM JOHNSON...THE DALLAS COUNTY EMERGENCY
MANAGER...FOR ASSISTANCE DURING SURVEYS IN HIS AREA.

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