Tornado Warning for Hempstead County

Issued by National Weather Service
Shreveport, LA
5:35 PM CDT Sat, May 16, 2020

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for… Southeastern Little River County in southwestern Arkansas… Western Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas… North central Miller County in southwestern Arkansas… Southeastern Sevier County in southwestern Arkansas… South central Howard County in southwestern Arkansas…
  • Until 615 PM CDT.
  • At 535 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located about 4 miles east of Ogden, or 10 miles northeast of Texarkana, moving northwest at 30 mph.


SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

  • This dangerous storm will be near… Ashdown around 600 PM CDT. Wilton around 605 PM CDT. Ben Lomond around 615 PM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Millwood, Red Bluff and Browntown.


TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or hear the tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!


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