November 27, 2005
One of Arkansas’s larger tornado outbreaks hit the state. While Arkansas is not normally included on maps of the infamous Tornado Alley—which is usually considered to stretch from north Texas up through Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska—the state has suffered many devastating tornado outbreaks. Most tornadoes hit in April, but fall and early-winter storms are not unusual. Between 1997 and 2007, tornadoes in Arkansas killed fifty-six people, injured 964, and caused $700 million in damage.