Spring Storms Damage Homes in South, Midwest

Spring Storms Damage Homes in South, Midwest

Spring Storms Damage Homes in South, Midwest

Disaster Alert
March 29, 2020

Source: The Weather Channel

Additional Resources:

USA Today (Tornadoes in Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois damage homes, businesses)

CBS 2 (Three confirmed tornadoes touched down in eastern Iowa)

WEWS ABC 5 (Parma residents fed up with constant flooding issues)

Approximate locations (according to media outlets) sustaining structural damage:

Flooding

Ohio

– Middleburg Heights (Cuyahoga County, 44017, 44130)
– North Royalton (Cuyahoga County, 44133)
– Parma (Cuyahoga County, 44129, 44130, 44134)

Tornadoes

Arkansas
– Jonesboro (Craighead County, 72401, 72402, 72403, 72404, 72405)

Iowa
– Maynard (Fayette County, 50655)
– Oelwein (Fayette County, 50662)

Illinois
– Bartonville (Peoria County, 61607)
– Ipava (Fulton County, 61441)
– Metamora (Woodford County, 61548)

NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.

At a Glance

  • An EF3 tornado struck Jonesboro, Arkansas, Saturday evening.
  • Severe damage was reported to structures and vehicles on the city’s east side.
  • Flash flooding hit the Cleveland metroSunday morning.

A severe weather outbreak hit the mid-South and Midwest on Saturday as at least two tornadoes struck northeastern Arkansas.

A large tornado was captured on a highway camera moving into the east side of Jonesboro, Arkansas, during a live broadcast on The Weather Channel at about 5 p.m. CDT Saturday evening. The footage showed debris being lofted into the air, and minutes later, KAIT-TV reported search and rescue operations were underway and vehicles were overturned in the area of the Mall at Turtle Creek.

Most stores at the mall were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Associated Press.

The National Weather Service assigned an EF3 rating to the Jonesboro tornado, noting the estimated maximum winds were 140 mph. Hangars were damaged at Jonesboro Municipal Airport, located just northeast of the mall, the NWS said.

A second tornado was also confirmed by the NWS to the northeast of Jonesboro in southeastern Greene County, Arkansas, and was rated EF1.

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