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11janAll DayMilo (Ashley County, AR)

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Start Time:  2:54 am CST

End Time:  3:04 am CST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 105 mph

Path length: 9.38 miles

Width:  800 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 1

County:  Ashley

State:  Arkansas

Start Lat/Lon: 33.2576 / -91.9609

End Lat/Lon: 33.256 / -91.8033


This tornado started just west of Highway 133 near Ashley 181 Rd and traveled roughly eastward to just east of Highway 425 where it dissipated N of Hamburg. At the start, scattered trees were damaged. As the tornado approached Highway 133, intensity increased and more were snapped and uprooted. A few power lines were down as well. Along Highway 133, two areas of focused damage were noted. One area had a few dozen trees uprooted and one large tree was on a mobile home. The other area was at the Trinity Church, here some roof damage occurred to the main building and the covered walkway was blown away. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped along Ashley 497 Rd and the Egypt Church building sustained damage. The large front covering was destroyed and the roof has some damage. Along Ashley 470 Rd, heavy tree damage was noted along with several power lines down. Some homes had minor roof damage here as well as along Ashley 471 Rd. Uprooted and snapped trees continued along the path. As the the tornado crossed Highway 189, a strong surge was noted on the N side of the path where a focused corridor of trees were damaged.  Here a couple trees were down on a mobile home. On the southern side of the path, at the intersection of Ashley 492 Rd, several homes sustained roof damage with tin and insulation thrown. Trees were down here as well. The tornado continued across a wooded area where it crossed Ashley 491 Rd, then Highway 425 before dissipating just east of Highway 425. There was 1 indirect injury which occurred during clean up after the tornado.


Sources:

Public Information Statement

NWS Jackson Summary


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