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Tornado caused $1M in damage, Arkansas ranch owner says; storm touched down 100 yards from lodge

by Rachel Herzog | January 30, 2018 at 12:10 p.m.

A tornado earlier this month did about $1 million worth of damage to an Arkansas ranch, the Texarkana Gazette reported.

When the storm touched down near Foreman on Jan. 21, Legacy Ranch reportedly had three of its four tractor-trailers blown over and three metal barns battered, including one that was "totally crushed." The business is in southwest Little River County near the Red River.

The property's lodge was not hit, and no injuries were reported despite the tornado hitting within 100 yards of the building, according to the newspaper.

"I can't describe how fortunate we were and can't describe the despair if the lodge had been hit," Robert Ashely, a partner at the ranch, told the Texarkana Gazette

No cattle or elk were harmed, Ashley said.

The National Weather Service reportedly estimated the twister had wind speeds between 100 and 110 miles per hour with a path about 295 yards wide.

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