Tornado Index # 19520321.5.14

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611952-03-2117:30:00 3 Arkansas42918088013.1 Woodruff$500K-$5M-35-91.2535.13-91.08
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2009-02-06 07:58:19
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My grandparents and mother survived this storm. They lived in the small town of Vanndale just north of Wynne on State Hwy 1. I have reason to believe that the tornado track was either longer, or there may have been a secondary tornado after it lifted just east of Hwy 49.

My grandfather recalls the entire house being moved off the foundation. He was trapped in a bedroom, as the door was being held shut to where he couldn't get out. A pair of his overalls was sucked toward a vent on the ceiling of the house and wrapped around a light fixture. There were at least 2 fatalities in Vanndale....a lady and her child. My grandparents were sharecroppers and living on a large farm, and it is unclear whether African-American fatalities were used in the final death count.

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