Storm Surveys Reveal Damage From 6 Tornadoes In Arkansas

Mar 3, 2017

An aerial shot of tornado damage in Higginson.
Credit KATV, Channel 7 News

Storm surveys conducted by weather forecasters show that at least six tornadoes touched down in Arkansas during this week's rounds of bad weather.

Of the surveys that had been completed by midday Friday, the longest-tracked storm was on the ground for 4.2 miles south of Possum Grape, in Jackson County. It had winds of about 110 mph Wednesday morning and was rated as an "EF-1" on a scale of tornado damage.

The strongest twister of the week was Tuesday night near Kensett in White County. The EF-2 storm had winds of 115 mph.

Storms were also reported near Cleveland, Diaz, Formosa and Higginson.

No one died, but a few people were injured. The twisters damaged a number of homes and uprooted trees and some highway signs were snapped off.