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PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch - Arkanasas
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Posted on 04/27/2014 2:08:00 PM PDT by dirtboy

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To: yield 2 the right

4 confirmed dead. 1 in Mayflower, 2 in Vilonia, 1 west of Searcy. 60 ambulances requested at Vilonia. Coroner requested with trailer in Faulkner Co. F4-F5 damage reported by storm spotters (foundations of homes stripped bare, trees completely debarked, highway stripped to the dirt, multiple funnels, and 3/4 mile wide vortex). Note: only NOAA and NWS can confirm F4-F5 status.


101 posted on 04/27/2014 7:44:34 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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Thanks for the update sad news all around...


102 posted on 04/27/2014 7:47:08 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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State Police scanner talking of 8 DEAD north of Volusia. Calling for a coroner, and help tagging bodies.


103 posted on 04/27/2014 7:55:45 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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correction: Vilonia


104 posted on 04/27/2014 7:56:43 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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Entergy outage map
105 posted on 04/27/2014 8:11:35 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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Weather guy out of Ft. Smith AR said the storm that moved through central Arkansas is the strongest so far this year.

Lights are out in the Mayflower area.


106 posted on 04/27/2014 8:13:22 PM PDT by TomGuy
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My sister in law just called from the Vilonia area. They had 10 people who spent about an hour in the storm room. … which is tiny. When they came out they found that all the neighbors had been hit, but the tornado skipped around their farm. Three years ago this same area got hit, and their barn was totaled.


107 posted on 04/27/2014 8:25:08 PM PDT by Grammy (Save the earth... it's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: prisoner6

I’m also a broadcast vet, though I left the business three decades ago to pursue a military career. I completely understand the economics of radio, but I don’t agree with the idea that “the weather” is best left up to TV, or something your voice-track DJ throws in a couple of times an hour.

On the other hand, there are some stations that have created their own weather brand, with their own, in-house capabilities. One reason WSB rules the roost in Atlanta is they hired their own met (Kirk Mellish) decades ago, realizing that during a severe weather situation, many people won’t be able to watch TV, but they can still tune a battery-powered or crank radio to 750 AM or 95.5 FM.

And, when you couple that with a first-rate traffic team, you give thousands of commuters a reason to turn in. If you’re simulcasting TV coverage, the last thing the TV mets are worried about is motorists in their cars; they’re more concerned with playing with their SuperDopplerStormTracker 3000 and showing off its velocity mode.

WCBS-AM in New York has had similar success with Craig Allen, who has been a market icon since the 80s. When bad weather strikes, listeners know where to turn to get accurate information. Having an in-house met can be a great investment—if stations are willing to make it, and properly utilize the resource.


108 posted on 04/27/2014 8:57:58 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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Ugly aerial footage of the damage.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f21_1398656395


109 posted on 04/27/2014 9:22:58 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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I believe the above video was from a drone flying over I-40 at Conway.


110 posted on 04/27/2014 9:28:13 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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Amazing video. I can’t tell what some of that wreckage used to be, it’s been so badly torn up.

Prayers for all.


111 posted on 04/27/2014 9:55:43 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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I have dear friends who live in the path just south of Villonia, Arkansas. I called and immediately got a busy signal. One witness said everything in that area was destroyed and he could hear screams. Prayers for all the people going through this.


112 posted on 04/27/2014 10:32:38 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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@CBSNews JUST IN: Death toll from Arkansas twister rises to at least 11, according to local authorities

so sad, condolences to those lost today


113 posted on 04/27/2014 10:38:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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Drones all over the place.

I lived about 4 miles north of here in the late 70s. I think Mayflower had less than a few hundred people at the time. Now it’s over 2,200.


114 posted on 04/27/2014 10:38:45 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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Stay safe guys. I miss living in the area, but sure don’t miss tornado season.


115 posted on 04/27/2014 11:44:10 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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Tishimingo? (sic)

Alcorn County which is the NE green shaded county in Mississippi. Tishomingo County is the NE most county in Mississippi just East of the warning.

116 posted on 04/28/2014 12:01:48 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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I took a quick look at the PDS in Breaking News and thought, “what now”? Yep, I thought it was something about Sarah Palin!... not the horrid weather.


117 posted on 04/28/2014 1:28:22 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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CONFIRMED TORNADO on the ground, Tinsley , MS approaching Yazoo City. Take Cover!


118 posted on 04/28/2014 12:08:50 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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