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Tornadoes in Pike and Miller County confirmed by the National Weather Service



Little Rock, Arkansas – National Weather Service representatives verified on Friday that an EF-2 tornado made landfall in Pike County on Thursday night.

As the storm front passed through the state, some residences in Pike County sustained damage.

According to NWS authorities, the storms on Thursday night had estimated peak winds of 135 mph, which is consistent with an EF-2 tornado of higher intensity. The storm’s 1.8-mile course, which began near Daisy and ended at Glenwood, was straight and narrow.

Also, according to officials, damage indicative of an EF-1 tornado was discovered in Miller County along Highway 237, southwest of Fouke and south of the Sulphur River.

In Jefferson County, an EF-0 tornado was also reported to have occurred close to Wabbaseka. This tornado was largely over an open field, but it also caused damage to three trees on Highway 58 east of Altheimer.

Further information regarding the damage and storm course is anticipated as crews continue to evaluate the area.