National Weather Service Confirms EF1 Tornado In Beedeville

Published 06/08 2014 07:39PM

Updated 06/08 2014 10:50PM

BEEDEVILLE, AR -- The National Weather service has confirmed that it was an EF1 tornado that hit the town of Beedeville in Jackson County Friday.

The 50-yard-wide tornado reached winds of 110 miles per hour and was on the ground for two miles.

The storm badly damaged a 40x50 ft. aircraft hangar and destroyed a shop building.

Pieces of the shop were spread out across farm fields for more than a quarter mile.

Several power poles were blown down as well.

The area near Highway 37 received the brunt of the damage.

This makes the ninth tornado in Arkansas this year.

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