Tornado Damage to Arkansas Airport Totals $6-$10 Million
September 4, 2012
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  • Two days after an EF2 tornado touched down in Clay County, damage at the Corning Municipal Airport is estimated at 6 to 10-million dollars.

    That’s according to Airport Commissioner Mark Rockwell, who told KARK 4 News by phone today that 16 airplanes were damaged in the storm, along with five buildings, two hangars and a shed. The hangars are expected to be covered by the city’s insurance, he said.

    About two dozen private and commercial (crop-dusting) airplanes are usually kept at the airport, Rockwell said.

    The airport runway is open, but only during daylight hours, he said.

    According to the National Weather Service in Memphis, the twister struck shortly before 4:30 Saturday afternoon. Some nearby homes had damage from blown out windows