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Severe Weather on April 9, 2009 (Damage Pictures)
 
A devastating tornado swept through Mena (Polk County) on 04/09/2009. A tornado (rated EF3) hit Mena (Polk County) around 810 pm CDT on April 9, 2009. Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed as noted in the photos below.
 
A Masonic lodge was reduced to a pile of cinder blocks.
In the picture: A Masonic lodge was reduced to a pile of cinder blocks. One fatality occurred here. Click to enlarge.
This house collapsed, with another fatality.
In the picture: This house collapsed, with another fatality. Click to enlarge.
 
The tornado ripped through this residential area, and wrapped metal around an oak tree.
In the picture: The tornado ripped through this residential area, and wrapped metal around an oak tree. Click to enlarge.
The tornado was up to a half mile wide, and affected most homes in this area.
In the picture: The tornado was up to a half mile wide, and affected most homes in this area. Click to enlarge.
 
In the downtown area, this was a combination real estate office and residence.
In the picture: In the downtown area, this was a combination real estate office and residence. Click to enlarge.
A tractor dealership was leveled just northeast of town.
In the picture: A tractor dealership was leveled just northeast of town. Click to enlarge.

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