LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - With preliminary storm surveys complete, the National Weather Service (NWS) says two more tornadoes have been added to this year's count.
One of them touched down at 1:34 a.m. in Greene County on Saturday. It was rated EF-0.
With winds clocked at 80 mph, the tornado traveled for 0.82 miles and had a width of 120 yards. The tornado was on the ground for one minute. It began 0.2. miles south of Marmaduke and ended 0.8 miles east of the town.
The NWS says damage (see attached video) first occurred to a gas station just west of Highway 49. As the tornado moved through the south and east sections of Marmaduke, about 20 homes sustained roof damage. Several trees were snapped. Near the end of the track, the tornado damaged the roof and several roll-up doors of an industrial plant.
The second tornado confirmed on Monday happened Friday night. Also rated EF-0, the tornado was reported near Fountain Lake in Garland County. It touched down at 9:58 p.m. and was on the ground for two minutes with a track of 1.4 miles.
Two other tornadoes had previously been reported at Lonsdale (Garland County) on Friday and a third in Cato (Pulaski County).
"I know for a fact it was not an accident," says James.
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