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Tornadoes Strike Louisiana and Arkansas

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Suddenly and Without WarningAt least three tornadoes struck northwestern Louisiana and at least two tornadoes struck Arkansas, both arising from thunderstorms. USA Today has a great interactive graphic showing how tornadoes form. Heavy rains in connection with the storms flooded roads in Arkansas. In Shreveport, Louisiana, the tornado blew a landmark steeple off of a church, which hit a car, trapping the driver who had to be removed from his vehicle by rescuers. He suffered broken bones, but another driver died when his car hit a tree knocked down by the storms. These tornadoes come as the peak of what has turned out to be a very mild hurricane season is behind us, a sober reminder of the diverse risks we face.