Weather Service Says White County Twister Had 140 MPH Winds

APRIL 4, 2006 - Posted at 7:57 a.m. CST

SEARCY, AR - The National Weather Service says a storm survey team sent to White County concluded that a tornado that touched down north of Searcy carried winds of 140 miles per hour.  That put the twister at F-2 on the Fajita scale, which runs from F-0 to F-5.

The agency said the survey traced a 6.3 mile long path for the tornado that touched down in a rural area, destroying two mobile homes and damaging several other houses, buildings and businesses.

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