NWS Confirms F-2 Tornado in Sharp County

NOVEMBER 8, 2005 - Posted at 8:14 a.m. CST

SITKA, AR - Three people were injured when a tornado touched down in Sharp County over the weekend.

The National Weather Service investigated the damage from Saturday's storm and determined an F-2 tornado had touched down a mile southwest of Sitka.

The tornado traveled nearly five miles and had winds at 115 miles per hour to 120 miles per hour.

The storm destroyed a mobile home and damaged a second mobile home along with other property.  Falling trees destroyed a vacant house.

Of the injured, one man suffered a broken vertebrae, a broken nose and facial injuries.  Another had a broken arm and a woman suffered bruises and scrapes.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)