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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:44 PM CDT on September 19, 2014



... NWS damage survey for 09/17/14 tornado event...


Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80-85 mph
path length /statute/: 2.7 miles
path width /maximum/: 250 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Sep 17 2014
start time: 338 PM CDT
start location: 4.9 se hasty / Newton County/
start lat/lon: 35.9894 / -92.9662

End date: Sep 17 2014
end time: 344 PM CDT
end location: 3.2 SW Woolum / Searcy County/
end_lat/lon: 35.9571 / -92.9379

The tornado knocked down and snapped off trees in rural areas
of Newton and Searcy counties near the Buffalo National River.
The tree damage was observed within the gene rush wildlife
management area and along Newton County roads 4267 and
4269... and on poke Berry Road in Searcy County. Newton County
Road 4267 was still blocked by fallen trees on the afternoon
of September 20th. No structural damage was observed.

This is the tenth tornado confirmed in the State of Arkansas
in 2014.

County roads covered in fallen leaves indicated that there had
been a significant hailstorm in areas around
Yardelle... hasty... Carver... Mt. Hersey... and Woolum.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.


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