Arkansas Tornado

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Tornado damage: why it's so hard to predict monster twisters

28 April 2014 | 7:00 pm Tornado damage was worst along a 30-mile stretch of Arkansas, where a half-mile-wide tornado hit two towns. Forecasters were able to give only a few hours' warning.

Arkansas Tornado: 5 Facts About the Deadly Twister

28 April 2014 | 6:24 pm A system of deadly tornadoesripped through Arkansas and Oklahoma yesterday (April 27), killing at least 17 people and bulldozing trees and houses, authorities said. A large tornado touched down in central Arkansas around 7 p.m. local time northeast of Little Rock, cutting a path of destruction through the cities of Mayflower and Vilonia, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In …

Traffic on Arkansas I-40 near tornado's path slow going

28 April 2014 | 3:33 pm MAYFLOWER, Ark. A spokesman for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said Monday morning that all lanes of Interstate 40 near this central Arkansas city were open, but that traffic was moving very slowly because motorists were slowing down to gawk at the damaged caused by a powerful tornado that swept through the area Sunday night, causing massive damage.

Drone Cam Shows Arkansas Tornado's Horrific Path Of Destruction

28 April 2014 | 1:00 pm As a powerful storm system moved through the central United States on Sunday evening, tornadoes caused severe damage in Arkansas and other states. The destruction on one highway was captured by this drone camera …

Arkansas Tornado: At Least 17 Dead After Twisters Rip Through …

28 April 2014 | 11:54 am Deadly Tornadoes: At Least 17 Killed After Twisters Rip Through Mid-West. Mon, April 28, 2014 7:54am EDT by bperkins400 Add first Comment. Arkansas Tornado Deaths. Courtesy of Twitter …

Arkansas death toll at 16 from Sunday night tornado; governor …

28 April 2014 | 11:29 am Sixteen people died in Sunday night storms in Central Arkansas. Searches of the disaster areas continue this morning. President Obama acknowledged the disaster during a foreign trip and promised all federal help.

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7 Responses to Arkansas Tornado

  • Some Man says:

    Do You Believe Enough Warning Was Given About Yesterday’s Tornado In Arkansas? I believe there was, the SPC had given out accurate probability targets near the end of the day for the likely formation of tornadoes. I had monitored news channel Thv11 a couple days and they seemed to have done an adequate job at alerting people about the tornado threat and kept reminding people about having a safe plan. They also listed places designated as safe storm shelters as well. I don’t believe this was an EF5 tornado so I’m curious about the “context” of most of the deaths.

    • Curator says:

      Alabama: Trailer Trash; Hicks
      Alaska :Snow, polar bears, and Eskimos
      Arizona: Rattlesnakes, sand, deserts, cacti
      Arkansas: Trailer trash; Rednecks; Deserts, Oil Refineries
      california: Obnoxious, loud, arrogant, stuck-up snobs. Extremely vain, shallow, fake people
      Colorado: Mountains and skiing
      Connecticut: Nothing
      Delaware: Colonial Houses; Benjamin Franklin and George Washington and other Colonial Founding Fathers
      Florida: Amusement Parks, Beach Resorts, retired Old People, Hot girls, Bikinis, Spring Break, Oranges
      Georgia: The KKK
      Hawaii: Tropical paradise, hula girls, vacations, volcanoes, beautiful
      Idaho: Potatoes
      Illinois: Chicago, old-timey 1920s Gangsters
      Indiana: Race Cars, Rednecks
      Iowa: Cornfields
      Kansas: Tornadoes, Crops, Tiny little houses in the middle of nowhere.
      Kentucky: Backwoods log cabins and trailers, Hicks
      Louisiana: Ghetto people, swamps, New Orleans, jazz
      Maine: Lobsters, Forests
      Maryland: Colonial Era
      Massachusetts: Universities, educated upper-class people
      Michigan: New gangsters, ghetto people, crime, urban decay
      Minnesota: Cold, unbearably cold
      Mississippi: Trailer trash, poverty, flooding, hicks, rednecks
      Missouri: Rednecks
      Montana: Cows, rocky barren landscape
      Nebraska: Cornfields
      Nevada: Whores, Casinos, Deserts, Government Secrets
      New Hampshire: nothing to do
      New Jersey: Jersey Shore, Guidos, uneducated ghetto people
      New Mexico: Mexico
      New York: New York City; mean, pushy people
      North Carolina: Racist, homophobic religious freaks
      North Dakota: No Different from South Dakota
      Ohio: Gangsters, ghetto people
      Oklahoma: Oil Refineries
      Oregon: Forests, bears, Bigfoot
      Pennsylvania: Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and any other Colonial-age historical figure (regardless as to whether they were actually from Pennsylvania or not).
      Rhode Island: Small and tiny
      South Carolina: Old southern towns
      South Dakota: Mount Rushmore
      Tennessee: hicks, rednecks, backwoods trailer trash
      Texas: Fat, cowboys, racism, sexism, homophobes
      Utah: Mormons
      Vermont: Ski Resorts, summer cabins
      Virginia: Rednecks
      Washington: Bigfoot, Seattle Space Needle
      West Virginia: the most hick-like and redneck people in all of the U.S.
      Wisconsin: Cheese
      Wyoming: Empty, lonely, deserts

    • Curator says:

      1. Hurricane Katrina first made landfall on August 25, 2005 in South Florida (the Florida Keys) where it hit as a Category 1 hurricane, with 80 mph (130 km/h) winds.

      2. On August 29, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Buras-Triumph, Louisiana with 125 mph (205 km/h) winds, as a strong Category 3 storm.

      3. As the center of Hurricane Katrina passed southeast of New Orleans on August 29, 2005, winds downtown were in the Category 3 range with frequent intense gusts and tidal surge. Hurricane-force winds were experienced throughout the city, although the most severe portion of Katrina missed the city, hitting nearby St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. Hurricane Katrina made its final landfall in eastern St. Tammany Parish. The western eye wall passed directly over St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane at about 9:45 am CST, August 29, 2005.

      4. After making a brief initial landfall in Louisiana, Katrina had made its final landfall near the state line, and the eyewall passed over the cities of Bay St. Louis and Waveland as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 120 mph (195 km/h). Katrina’s powerful right-front quadrant passed over the west and central Mississippi coast, causing a powerful 27-foot (8.2 m) storm surge, which penetrated 6 miles (10 km) inland in many areas and up to 12 miles (20 km) inland along bays and rivers; in some areas, the surge crossed Interstate 10 for several miles. Hurricane Katrina brought strong winds to Mississippi, which caused significant tree damage throughout the state. The highest unofficial reported wind gust recorded from Katrina was one of 135 mph (217 km/h) in Poplarville, in Pearl River County.

      5. Northern and central Georgia were affected by heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Katrina as the storm moved inland, with more than 3 inches (75 mm) of rain falling in several areas. At least 18 tornadoes formed in Georgia on August 29, the most on record in that state for one day in August. The most serious of these tornadoes was an F2 tornado which affected Heard County and Carroll County. This tornado caused three injuries and one fatality and damaged several houses. The other tornadoes caused significant damages to buildings and agricultural facilities. In addition to the fatality caused by the F2 tornado, there was another fatality in a traffic accident.[66]
      Other U.S. States and Canada

      6. Hurricane Katrina weakened as it moved inland, but tropical-storm force gusts were recorded as far north as Fort Campbell, Kentucky on August 30, and the winds damaged trees in New York. The remnants of the storm brought high levels of rainfall to a wide swath of the eastern United States, and rain in excess of 2 inches (50 mm) fell in parts of 20 states. A number of tornadoes associated with Katrina formed on August 30 and August 31, which caused minor damages in several regions. In total, 62 tornadoes formed in eight states as a result of Katrina.

      7. Eastern Arkansas received light rain from the passage of Katrina. Gusty winds downed some trees and power lines, though damage was minimal. In Kentucky, a storm that had moved through the weekend before had already produced flooding and the rainfall from Katrina added to this. As a result of the flooding, Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher declared three counties disaster areas and a statewide state of emergency. One person was killed in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and part of a high school collapsed. Flooding also prompted a number of evacuations in West Virginia and Ohio, the rainfall in Ohio leading to two indirect deaths. Katrina also caused a number of power outages in many areas, with over 100,000 customers affected in Tennessee, primarily in the Memphis and Nashville areas.

      8. The remnants of Katrina were absorbed by a new cyclone to its east across Pennsylvania. This second cyclone continued north and affected Canada on August 31. In Ontario there were a few isolated reports of rain in excess of 100 mm (4 inches) and there were a few reports of damage from fallen trees. Flooding also occurred in both Ontario and Quebec, cutting off a number of isolated villages in Quebec, particularly in the Côte-Nord region.

  • Anonymous says:

    World Geography Need Help Thanks? 1. Which of the following were the main proponents of NAFTA?
    A. Environmentalists
    B. Human rights groups
    C. Labor unions
    D. Large corporations
    2. Which of the following is the primary subsistence crop in Latin America?
    A. Potatoes
    B. Beans
    C. Corn
    D. Wheat
    3. Among the northern Andean countries strongly involved in the illegal coca and drug trade, __________
    is now the predominant coca producer.
    A. Colombia
    B. Bolivia
    C. Peru
    D. Ecuador
    4. The two largest metropolitan areas in Canada are Toronto and
    A. Edmonton.
    B. Ottawa.
    C. Vancouver.
    D. Montréal.
    5. Which of Canada’s Atlantic Provinces has jurisdiction over mainly uninhabited Labrador?
    A. Nova Scotia
    B. Newfoundland
    C. Prince Edward Island
    D. New Brunswick
    6. Which of the following statements about the physical geography of North America is true?
    A. The Mississippi drainage basin is the fifth largest in the world.
    B. The most geologically active region of North America is found along the West Coast.
    C. The largest tributary of the Mississippi is the Arkansas River.
    D. The ancient rock of the Canadian Shield covers about one-fourth of Canada.
    7. _______ is one of the first Latin American countries to have a separate ministry of tourism with
    dedicated funds within its federal governmental structure.
    A. Paraguay
    B. Guatemala
    C. Mexico
    D. Chile
    8. In the post-industrial era, an edge city is a/an
    A. complex of warehouses, shopping malls, and offices located along traffic routes.
    B. large suburban development mainly occupied by commuters.
    C. merger of several residential suburbs into one entity.
    D. urbanized development that is an extension of a megalopolis.
    9. Exports of tin and silver were the mainstays of the _______ economy for many decades. However,
    today, as the market for tin has declined, the country has become an exporter of other metallic ores, such
    as gold.
    A. Colombian
    B. Bolivian
    C. Peruvian
    D. Ecuadorian
    10. For geographers, the movement of higher-income residents and businesses into poor areas of inner
    cities is generally referred to as
    A. urban revitalization.
    B. gentrification.
    C. restoration.
    D. urban development.
    11. Which of the following statements about Southern South America is true?
    A. Uruguay has the lowest level of urbanization of any mainland Latin American country.
    B. Paraguay is the smallest country of the subregion.
    C. Influence of Roman Catholicism has sharply declined in Argentina.
    D. The Argentine economy was devastated by the end of 2001 due to multiple factors.
    12. Two U.S. West Coast ports are world ports that connect the United States and Asian markets. They’re
    Los Angeles/Long Beach and
    A. San Diego.
    B. San Francisco.
    C. Seattle.
    D. Portland.
    13. In Mexico, the expression Porfiriato refers to
    A. the revolution of 1911 that overthrew Diaz.
    B. any kind of authoritarian political oppression.
    C. the end of the political dominance of the PRI in July 2000.
    D. the oppressive rule of Porfirio Diaz.
    14. Which of the following is the primary aim of the Parti Québécois?
    A. Establishing Quebec as an independent country
    B. Improving economic opportunities for French-speaking Canadians
    C. Secession from Canada in order to become a Department of France
    D. Garnering higher income from the operation of the St. Lawrence Seaway
    15. In the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and Jamaica are islands of the
    A. Leeward Islands.
    B. Greater Antilles.
    C. Windward Islands.
    D. Lesser Antilles.
    16. To avoid risks associated with tornadoes, lightning, and hurricanes, in the United States you should
    steer clear of
    A. Pennsylvania.
    B. Minnesota.
    C. Florida.
    D. Nevada.
    17. In the United States, as of 2009, which of the following was the largest and fastest-growing immigrant
    A. Eastern Europeans and Russians
    B. Western Europeans
    C. Hispanics
    D. Asians
    18. The _______ were responsible for the forced migration of more people from Africa than any other
    colonial power.
    A. Portuguese
    B. Dutch
    C. British
    D. Spanish
    19. Which of the following states is considered part of the Corn Belt?
    End of exam
    A. Oregon
    B. Texas
    C. Iowa
    D. Alabama
    20. In Brazil, the indigenous population was around 3.5 million before the arrival of Europeans. Today, the
    indigenous population is around
    A. 1.5 million.
    B. 200,000.
    C. 500,000.
    D. 2 million.

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