Severe Thunderstorms Spawned Tornadoes in the South
April 8, 2021
Source: The Weather Channel
Approximate areas reportedly sustaining structural damage:
– Clinton (Van Buren County, 72031)
– Tyronza (Poinsett County, 72386)
– Cedar Rapids (Linn County, 52404)
*Impacted ZIP code only
Concentrated home damage reported at Summit View Mobile Home Park (Hames Street SW)
– Bastrop (Morehouse Parish, 71220, 71221)
– Kilbourne (West Carroll Parish, 71253)
NOTE: This has NOT yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
At a Glance
- Scattered severe thunderstorms flared up from the Plains to the Deep South.
- Tornadoes struck near the Louisiana and Arkansas border.
Severe thunderstorms, with damaging winds, hail and at a few tornadoes, struck parts of the South and central U.S. after a relative lull since the Easter holiday weekend.
A few tornadoes were detected by radar Wednesday evening, April 7, according to the National Weather Service. One tornado damaged several homes and trapped residents north of Bastrop, Louisiana, in one of their homes. The National Weather Service reported possible injuries.
Another radar tornado debris signature was detected with that same severe thunderstorm less than an hour later over West Carroll Parish near Kilbourne, Louisiana, where damage to homes was also reported.
A semi was blown off the road in Chicot County, Arkansas, from another confirmed tornado, possibly the same tornado from West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. That same storm then downed power poles and a tree in Washington County, Mississippi.
Strong wind gusts damaged at least one building and blew over an empty semi in northern Clinton, Arkansas. Homes in Tyronza, Arkansas, lost their siding and windows. Power lines were also downed by strong winds.
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