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Tornado Siren Claimed by NLR Twister

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The National Weather Service has released a survey of a tornado that went from North Little Rock into Sherwood and damaged numerous structures at a cost of millions of dollars.  Among the casualties was a tornado siren.

The twiser, one of four to rip through central Arkansas on Thursday night, rated EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of tornado severity, meaning it had winds of 111 to 135 mph.

The weather service said the tornado began near the intersection of Camp Robinson Road and Donovan Briley Blvd.  It passed through the southeast corner of Camp Robinson, moved on to the North Little Rock airport, where it damaged numerous aircraft.

The tornado also struck in Sherwood and Gravel Ridge.  On the way it damaged numerous homes, did roof damage to Sylvan Hills High School and damaged the Sherwood Sports Complex, where the tornado siren was blown down.

Hundreds of trees were downed by the storm, pulling down power lines and damaging roofs.  Electricity was still being restored in some spots.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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