On April 27th, a tornado cut through Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas. The EF4 storm had winds raging at between 267 and 322 kilometers per hour, wrecking devastation. A new satellite image reveals the 66 kilometer path of destruction.

The tornado ripped up vegetation, tossed around debris, and destroyed structures all along the brown band in this MODIS image from May 2nd. The tornado killed 16 people, and destroyed between 400 and 500 homes.


Image credit: NASA/Earth Observatory, where you can read more about it. We've earlier featured a timelapse of the satellite images tracking formation of the tornado swarm.

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