Jonesboro Tornado of March 24th 2009

A damage survey was completed in the town of Jonesboro in Jackson Parish.
The damage survey concluded an EF1 tornado occurred late in the evening on
Tuesday, March 24th 2009. The tornado initially touched down about 1 mile
west-northwest of Jonesboro, and lifted near town.

Damage consisted of roof damage to Jonesboro-Hodge High School. In addition,
several windows were broken durin the storm. Several trees along the storm
track were snapped or uprooted.

The path length of the tornado was about 1 mile, and the width was 80 yards.
The tornado first touched down about 11:10 pm, and lifted at about 11:15pm.
No fatalities or injuries were reported with this tornado.

Jonesboro Tornado of March 24th 2009
Radar imagery of the storm. Imagery on the left is of storm reflectivity, and imagery on the right is of storm relative motion.

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A map of the locations of storm damage.

Jonesboro Tornado of March 24th 2009
A few homes near the location where the tornado touched down received roof damage.

Jonesboro Tornado of March 24th 2009
Jonesboro-Hodge High School was damaged during the storm.

Jonesboro Tornado of March 24th 2009
Jonesboro-Hodge High School received extensive roof damage during the storm.

Jonesboro Tornado of March 24th 2009
This auxilary building near the Jonesboro High School football stadium was destroyed by the tornado.

Jonesboro Tornado of March 24th 2009
This large hardwood tree was snapped during the tornado.

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