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Ashley County Straight-Line Wind Damage

Event Summary

A swath of straight line wind damage began near Highway 165 between Portland and Parkdale, Arkansas. Eight wooden power poles were snapped off to the east along Highway 165 just to the south of Portland. An outbuilding was flipped over to the east as well along Empire Road just inside Chicot County.

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Estimated Maximum Wind:

85 mph



Damage Path Length:

3.0 miles

Maximum Path Width:

1.0 miles

Approximate Start Point/Time:

4 miles S Portland
8:50 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

4 miles SE Portland
8:59 pm