Published: Wed, April 18, 2018

Storms unleash tornadoes in USA east, record snow in Midwest

Storms unleash tornadoes in USA east, record snow in Midwest

They are now working on a tornado survey for the EF-1 tornado that touched down near Diana Friday night, they have confirmed it as an EF-1 tornado, but have yet to release the details of their finding. Strong winds damaged the roof just days after police said a drunk driver intentionally crashed through the front entrance. Paul International Airport, where two runways were open but almost 13 inches of snow combined with strong winds were making it hard to keep the runways open and the planes de-iced, spokesman Patrick Hogan said.

Officials with the National Weather Service will be in the area to determine if a tornado did touch down. Thunderstorms left damage to many locations across the state.

Wisconsin and Minnesota residents slogged through a mid-April storm Sunday that dumped 2 feet of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest, coated roads with ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and tornadoes before plowing toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S.


On Sunday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson toured damage in Mountainburg, where four people were injured. As the tornado continued into Chicot County, two sets of wooden transmission poled were found snapped and a mobile home sustained damage.

Police said 48-year-old Anthony George of Greensboro was killed about 5:45 p.m. Sunday when a tree fell on his auto.

Jeff Turner, Sebastian County Office of Emergency Management director, counted more damage. A few homes sustained damage to roof shingles and siding. The storm started at about 2:45 p.m. about eight miles north of Ridgeway, traveling for 4.4 miles before spinning out. "The wind and hail were coming sideways at me".

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