Monday, April 28, 2014

A Twister in the Night

Last night a tornado swept through the state of Arkansas.
 
Here is the time line I found on KARK 4's website.

                                                                   
Faulkner, Pulaski counties hardest hit.

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Tornadoes were reported Sunday night in at least five Arkansas counties.

Faulkner and Pulaski counties were hardest hit, especially the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia.

Storm reports from the National Weather Service in Little Rock (complete as of 11:45 p.m. Sunday):

0924 PM     TORNADO          3 W CAMPBELL STATION    35.67N 91.31W
04/27/2014                   JACKSON            AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT
SHERIFF HAS THREE DEPUTIES REPORTED TORNADO ON THE GROUND ON HIGHWAY 17.

0910 PM     TORNADO          JACKSONPORT             35.64N 91.31W
04/27/2014                   JACKSON            AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT
A TORNADO WAS REPORTED AT JACKSONPORT.

0905 PM     TORNADO          MACKS                   35.62N 91.37W
04/27/2014                   JACKSON            AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT
A TORNADO IS REPORTED NEAR MACKS.

0850 PM     TORNADO          DENMARK                 35.48N 91.58W
04/27/2014                   WHITE              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT
STATE POLICE ARE REPORTING A TORNADO AT DENMARK.

0850 PM     TORNADO          PLEASANT PLAINS         35.55N 91.63W
04/27/2014                   INDEPENDENCE       AR   AMATEUR RADIO
THERE IS A REPORT OF A TORNADO JUST SOUTHEAST OF PLEASANT PLAINS.

0835 PM     TORNADO          STEPROCK                35.43N 91.69W
04/27/2014                   WHITE              AR   CO-OP OBSERVER
TIN ON THE GROUND AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0820 PM     TORNADO          6 W SEARCY              35.24N 91.84W
04/27/2014                   WHITE              AR   TRAINED SPOTTER
HOUSE WAS DAMAGED ON BLOODWORTH ROAD. A POWER LINE WAS DOWN ON TANNER ROAD. NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED.

0801 PM     TORNADO          1 N EL PASO             35.13N 92.08W
04/27/2014                   WHITE              AR   AMATEUR RADIO
STORM SPOTTERS HAVE CONFIRMED TORNADO AT HIGHWAY 64 AND HIGHWAY 5.

0750 PM     TORNADO          VILONIA                 35.08N 92.21W
04/27/2014                   FAULKNER           AR   AMATEUR RADIO
TWO HOUSES ON CEMETARY ROAD HAVE BEEN WIPED CLEAN TO THE FOUNDATION.

0750 PM     TORNADO          VILONIA                 35.08N 92.21W
04/27/2014                   FAULKNER           AR   AMATEUR RADIO
NUMEROUS HOUSES AND FAST FOOD RESTAURANT DAMAGED...ALONG WITH NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.

0742 PM     TORNADO          2 E MAYFLOWER           34.97N 92.38W
04/27/2014                   FAULKNER           AR   AMATEUR RADIO
ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH HEADQUARTERS EAST OF MAYFLOWER HAS BEEN HEAVILY DAMAGED.

0739 PM     TORNADO          SALTILLO                35.03N 92.33W
04/27/2014                   FAULKNER           AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT
SEVERAL HOUSES DAMAGED IN SALTILLO.

0734 PM     TORNADO          1 SE MAYFLOWER          34.96N 92.41W
04/27/2014                   FAULKNER           AR   TRAINED SPOTTER
TORNADO HAS CROSSED INTERSTATE 40 AT MILE MARKER 140. SPOTTER ESTIMATED HALF A MILE WIDE.

0725 PM     TORNADO          ROLAND                  34.90N 92.50W
04/27/2014                   PULASKI            AR   AMATEUR RADIO
TORNADO IS REPORTED ON THE GROUND...AND CONFIRMED BY STATE POLICE.

0640 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     2 S WALDRON             34.87N 94.09W
04/27/2014                   SCOTT              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT
 
 
 
At 7:00pm our local sirens went off as it was at the Saline County border next to Pulaski.
Though we were not personally effected in any way our neighbors were not as lucky...



 
 

As of this morning this is the facts that we do know thanks to THV11:
  • At least 11 people were killed
  • The tornado was first tracked about 7:30 p.m. over Lake Maumelle
  • The same cell is believed to have produced the tornado from Lake Maumelle to Greene County
  • The tornado lasted from 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., spanning about 150 miles
  • At one point, it was moving 55 miles per hour
  • The hardest hit areas are Mayflower and Vilonia, both in Faulkner County
  • National Weather Service is expected to determine its ranking Monday
  •  
    How you can help:
    Many people lost everything, their homes, their personal effects including clothing, housewares etc. Schools were lost, churches, business and lives.
    Arkansas has set up a relief fund for these victims.
    If you would like to give please do so, every little bit will help even if it is a dollar it will go further than you could ever image.
     
    Along with the American Red Cross, we are activating the Channel 7 Spirit of Arkansas Tornado Relief Drive. Click the link below to give by credit card, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. In addition, we will have a telethon all day long on KATV Wednesday . Please give to help with the immediate needs of tornado victims! Thank you.

    http://www.katv.com/link/485805/tornado-relief-form
     
    Prayers are needed for these people, thank you....