NWS confirms 2 tornados touched down in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The National Weather Service confirmed that two tornados touched down in Arkansas on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Late Monday night, a supercell produced an EF-1 tornado near Crosses in Madison County. This was confirmed by the National Weather Service in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As the storm tracked through areas farther east, yet another tornado resulted.

The storm produced a tornado in Newton and Searcy counties with a continuous damage path of 36.7 miles.

The tornado touched down north of Mossville in Newton County and lifted east northeast of Saint Joe in Searcy County. Along the path, numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. In Parthenon, several homes were damaged and the post office destroyed.

A home was also destroyed north of Vendor. North of Saint Joe, a family of five heard the tornado warning and were able to get into their storm shelter before the tornado hit. Their manufactured home was completely destroyed.

Also north of Saint Joe, trees and power lines were blown down and outbuildings were damaged.

There was only one reported minor injury.

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