LITTLE ROCK, AR – The National Weather Service Office in Shreveport, Louisiana says two tornadoes touched down in Little River County on Monday morning.
Preliminary survey information shows the first struck west of Ashdown at 5:37 a.m. and the second was near Wilton at 5:43.
The first tornado has been rated an EF-2, the second an EF-0.
Additional NWS survey information:
- Winds of 120-130 mph, touched down at 5:37 a.m. 9 miles west of Ashdown and continued for 2.3 miles until 5:42 a.m. It was 400 yards wide.
- 1 fatality, 4 injuries
- The tornado touched down just south of Highway 32 west of Ashdown, where it snapped and uprooted numerous trees.
- The tornado moved northeast and produced EF-2 damage where it completely destroyed a mobile home with 5 family members inside. A 33-year-old man was killed, and a 34-year-old woman was critically injured after being thrown from the mobile home. Three children were injured when they were trapped by debris. The tornado also damaged another nearby mobile home as it quickly moved northeast before lifting as it crossed County Road 16.
- Winds of 55-75 mph, touched down at 5:43 a.m. 5 miles west-southwest of Wilton, on the ground for just one minute and covered 5 miles, 550 yards wide
- No injuries
- This tornado briefly touched down just south of County Road 108 where it snapped a number of trees and destroyed a poorly constructed barn.