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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR  
524 PM CDT SAT JUL 21 2018  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/21/2018 EARLY MORNING THUNDERSTORM WIND  
EVENT...  
 
THIS CONTAINS ONLY UPDATED INFORMATION FOR THE DAMAGE THAT WAS SURVEYED  
ACROSS PERRY COUNTY AND WESTERN PULASKI COUNTY.  
 
A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVED FROM SOUTHERN POPE COUNTY SOUTHEAST  
ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN PERRY COUNTY AND OVER WESTERN PULASKI COUNTY.  
THESE STORMS PRODUCED A NEARLY CONTINUOUS SWATH OF DAMAGING STRAIGHT  
LINE WINDS RANGING FROM 70 TO 90 MPH, OR OF COMPARABLE STRENGTH TO EF-0  
AND EF-1 TORNADOES. THE AREAS THAT WERE SURVEYED WERE THE ONES HARDEST  
HIT BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. DAMAGE IN BETWEEN SURVEYED AREAS WAS CONSISTENT  
WITH WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH, AND WAS PRIMARILY DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER  
POLES AND LINES.  
 
THIS DAMAGE WAS ALL PRODUCED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS BUT STRAIGHT LINE WINDS  
CAN...AND IN THIS CASE CERTAINLY DID...PRODUCETORNADO STRENGTH DAMAGE.  
   
PERRY COUNTY SURVEY AROUND HOUSTON
 
 
PEAK WIND /E/: 80 - 90 MPH  
FATALITIES: NONE REPORTED  
INJURIES: NONE REPORTED  
 
START DATE: 07/21/2018  
START TIME: 0255 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: HOUSTON / PERRY / AR  
 
END DATE: 07/21/2018  
END TIME: 0258 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: HOUSTON / PERRY / AR  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THUNDERSTORM WINDS HEAVILY DAMAGED A STEEL TRACTOR SHED PROPERLY ANCHORED  
TO A CONCRETE FOUNDATION. MULTIPLE LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED IN AND AROUND  
HOUSTON, AND A GARAGE HAD IT'S UPPER HALF BLOWN OFF, LEAVING THE VEHICLES  
INSIDE UNDAMAGED. ONE TREE DID FALL ON A VEHICLE CAUSING DAMAGE, BUT THE  
VEHICLE WAS STILL OPERABLE AND SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE.  
   
PULASKI COUNTY SURVEY AROUND FERNDALE AND WEST LITTLE ROCK
 
 
PEAK WIND /E/: 65-80 MPH  
FATALITIES: NONE REPORTED  
INJURIES: NONE REPORTED  
 
START DATE: 07/21/2018  
START TIME: 0312 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: FERNDALE / PULASKI / AR  
 
END DATE: 07/21/2018  
END TIME: 0319 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: WEST LITTLE ROCK NEAR CHENAL VALLEY / PULASKI / AR  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
STRAIGHT LINE WINDS KNOCKED DOWN SEVERAL LARGE TREES...KNOCKING DOWN  
MULTIPLE POWER LINES AND POWER POLES FROM FERNDALE TO WEST LITTLE ROCK.  
NO SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED OR REPORTED AND THERE WERE  
NO INJURIES OR FATALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE DAMAGE.  
   
RUSSELLVILLE WIND DAMAGE
 
 
PEAK WIND /E/: 75-85 MPH  
FATALITIES: NONE KNOWN  
INJURIES: NONE KNOWN  
 
START DATE: JUL 21 2018  
START TIME: 218 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: RUSSELLVILLE / POPE / AR  
 
END DATE: JUL 21 2018  
END TIME: 221 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: RUSSELLVILLE / POPE / AR  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY:  
 
SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED. ONE WAS BLOWN ONTO A FENCE, AND ANOTHER WAS  
BLOWN ONTO AN ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMER. SEVERAL BUILDINGS HAD SIGNS BLOWN IN  
AND SHINGLES PEELED OFF OF ROOFS. WINDS BLEW IN THE GLASS DOORS OF FRED'S  
PHARMACY, AND A WINDOW AT ROSE PHARMACY.  
   
ATKINS WIND DAMAGE
 
 
PEAK WIND /E/: 75-80 MPH  
FATALITIES: NONE KNOWN  
INJURIES: NONE KNOWN  
 
START DATE: JUL 21 2018  
START TIME: 230 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: ATKINS / POPE / AR  
 
END DATE: JUL 21 2018  
END TIME: 233 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: ATKINS / POPE / AR  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY:  
 
SEVERAL POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED IN HALF. LARGE TREE LIMBS WERE BLOWN DOWN.  
A LARGE TREE WAS SNAPPED IN HALF. THE DAMAGE WAS IN ABOUT A TWO-MILE AREA  
FROM ATKINS TO NEAR LAKE ATKINS.  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
CAVANAUGH  
 
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