April 3, 2007
Storm Damage Survey


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
441 PM CDT WED APR 4 2007

...TORNADO DAMAGE SURVEYED IN CRAIGHEAD COUNTY ARKANSAS...

PERSONNEL FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN
MEMPHIS TENNESSEE SURVEYED STORM DAMAGE IN THE EASTERN SUBURBS OF
JONESBORO ARKANSAS. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT AN EF-1 INTENSITY
TORNADO...WITH WINDS SPEEDS ESTIMATED AT 95 MPH...TOUCHED DOWN
IMMEDIATELY WEST OF MOORE ROAD. THIS TORNADO RESULTED IN
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A LARGE METAL BUILDING AT THE ARAMARK
COMPLEX LOCATED AT 3320 MOORE ROAD. DAMAGE CONSISTED OF PORTIONS
OF THE METAL ROOF AND WALL PANELS BEING PULLED FROM THE BUILDING.
THE TORNADO PATH LENGTH WAS APPROXIMATELY 110 YARDS WITH A PATH
WIDTH OF 50 YARDS. NO FATALITIES OR INJURIES RESULTED FROM THIS
TORNADO.

AN ADDITIONAL TORNADO TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED 1.8 MILES SOUTH OF STATE
HIGHWAY ROUTE 18...ALONG COUNTY ROAD 673...JUST WEST OF THE LAKE CITY
COMMUNITY. THIS TORNADO WAS RATED AN EF-0 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA
TORNADO INTENSITY SCALE WITH WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED BETWEEN 65 AND
75 MPH. THIS TORNADO CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO A RESIDENTIAL HOME.
THE DAMAGE CONSISTED OF BROKEN WINDOWS...MINOR SHINGLE DAMAGE...AND
SLIGHT DAMAGE TO VINYL SIDING. THE TOTAL PATH LENGTH OF THE
TORNADO WAS 50 YARDS WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 25 YARDS. THERE WERE
ALSO NO FATALITIES OR INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TORNADO.

THE MEMPHIS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK DAVID
MOORE /CRAIGHEAD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER/...LOCAL MEDIA...AND
LOCAL CITIZENS FOR ASSISTING IN THIS STORM SURVEY.

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