Damage Survey Information for St. Francis and DeSoto Counties – April 15, 2011

…APRIL 15, 2011 DAMAGE SURVEY INFORMATION FOR ST. FRANCIS COUNTY, AR AND DESOTO COUNTY, MS…

…PRELIMINARY STORM DAMAGE REPORT FOR ST FRANCIS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS…

* COUNTY/COUNTIES: ST FRANCIS.

* LOCATION/TIME OF EVENT: 3 MILES WEST OF CALDWELL AT 345 AM APR 15 2011 ON COUNTY ROAD 267.

* FATALITIES: ONE.

* INJURIES: ONE.

* SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: A VIOLENT THUNDERSTORM WITH DOWNBURST WINDS ESTIMATED AT 70 TO 80 MILES PER HOUR LIFTED AND ROLLED A DOUBLE WIDE HOME. THE MOBILE HOME TRAVELED 70 FEET WHERE IT FINALLY LANDED ON ITS ROOF. THE MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE ABOVE DAMAGE AT THE I-40 AND HIGHWAY 1 INTERCHANGE AT FORREST CITY A LARGE PART OF THE ROOFING MATERIAL WAS TORN OFF THE COUNTRY HEARTH INN.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SHANE DALLAS AND WILLIAM SIMMERING OF THE ST. FRANCIS COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN CONDUCTING THE DAMAGE SURVEY.


…PRELIMINARY STORM DAMAGE REPORT FOR DESOTO COUNTY IN NORTHWEST
MISSISSIPPI…

* COUNTY/COUNTIES: DESOTO

* LOCATION/TIME OF EVENT: APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BYHALIA AT THE INTERSECTION OF WILLIAM AND FRENCH ROADS OR JUST SOUTH OF HOLLY SPRINGS ROAD AROUND 500 AM APRIL 15 2011.

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 60 TO 70 MILES PER HOUR.

* FATALITIES: NONE.

* INJURIES: NONE.

* SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: STRAIGHT LINE THUNDERSTORM WINDS UPROOTED NUMEROUS LARGE TREES AND TORE AWAY METAL ROOF PARTS FROM SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS. A LARGE METAL CARPORT AWNING WAS PICKED UP AND CARRIED 25 TO 30 YARDS. DAMAGE WAS MOSTLY IN AN AREA ABOUT ONE HALF MILE LONG AND UP TO 100 YARDS WIDE. ISOLATED TREES WERE ALSO DOWNED TO THE EAST FOR ANOTHER ONE HALF MILE.

Information courtesy NWS-Memphis
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