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1840 May 7
A tornado struck Natchez, Miss., killing 317 people and causing over a million dollars in damage.
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1852 Apr 30
A strong tornado hit New Harmony, Indiana, killing 16 people.
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1889 Jan 9
A tornado struck Brooklyn, NY, when Flatbush was farmland. A twister blew through what are now the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Downtown, Fort Greene and Williamsburg, blowing roofs off houses and uprooting trees, but killing no one. 14 people were killed by the tornado in Pittsburg, Pa.
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1896 Apr 25
In Kansas a tornado swept through several counties killing at least 9 people in Clay County. 27 farms were destroyed.
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1909 Mar 8
An F4 tornado hit Brinkley, Arkansas, killing 49 people. It was but one of 7 to touch down on the state this day.
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1913 Mar 23
A strong tornado swept through Omaha, Neb., on Easter Sunday leaving over 100 fatalities and millions of dollars in damage.
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1917 May 26
Up to eight separate tornadoes cut a path of destruction for nearly 300 miles across Illinois and Indiana.
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1920 Apr 20
Tornadoes struck northern Alabama and Mississippi. The final Alabama death toll reached 92 people. As many as 219 people were reportedly killed.
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1925 Mar 18
The great Tri-State Tornado killed 695 people in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri and injured some 13,000 people, and causing $17 million in property damage. Several other destructive tornadoes in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana, as well as tornadoes in Alabama and Kansas brought the total to at least 747 dead.
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1947 Apr 9
A series of tornadoes struck Kansas, West Texas and Oklahoma. 181 were killed and some 1,300 injured. The Woodward tornado ranked as the deadliest ever to hit Oklahoma.
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1948 Mar 20
A severe tornado moved through Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City destroying 52 aircraft.
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1953 May 11
An F5 tornado hit downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114 people with 597 injured. Damages were estimated at $200 million.
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1953 Jun 8
A killer tornado hit Flint, Mich. It killed 116 people and injured more than 850 in Ohio and Michigan.
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1953 Jun 9
About 100 people died when a tornado struck Worcester, Mass. The tornado from the Midwest roared into Massachusetts. By the time it left, 94 people were dead, and more than $58 million in property damage occurred. It was the worst tornado in New England history.
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1966 Jun 8
A tornado hit Topeka, Kansas, killing 16 people and destroying 820 homes.
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1968 May 15
A tornado at Jonesboro, Arkansas, killed 34 people. Another near Anchorage, Alaska, killed one person.
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1969 Apr 14
A tornado struck Dacca in East Pakistan killing 660.
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1971 Feb 21
A series of tornadoes cut through the lower Mississippi River Valley. The two-day outbreak, which produced 19 tornadoes, killed 123 people across 3 states, including 11 in Louisiana, 110 in Mississippi, and 2 in North Carolina.
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1974 Apr 3
A series of 148 deadly tornadoes struck wide parts of the South and Midwest before jumping across the border into Canada; some 330 people were killed in 13 states: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Total property damage was estimated at $600 million. In 2007 Mark Levine authored “F5: Devastation, Survival, and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak of the 20th Century.”
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1975 May 6
A tornado swept through Omaha, Nebraska, along 72nd St. the site of many motels on a weekday noon,. All sorts of folks had to explain just how they wound up in a state of dishabille in a roofless motel room.
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1977 May 4
A large tornado swept through Pleasant Hill, Mo., hitting the city’s high school and grade school. Only minor injuries occurred due to superb tornado warnings and drills.
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1978 Apr 16
A tornado struck in Orissa, India, and killed 173 people.
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1983 Mar 1
Tornado tore through Louisiana injuring 33 people.
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1985 May 31
At least 41 tornadoes hit Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and southeastern Ontario, Canada, during an eight-hour period killing 88 people with over 1,000 injured.
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1986 May 20
In China a tornado picked up 12 children and deposited them on a sand dune 12 miles away unharmed.
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1987 May 22
A deadly tornado devastated the small West Texas town of Saragosa, killing 30 people and injuring 162. The storm destroyed 61 houses and leveled the community center and church.
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1987 May 23
Rescue workers and survivors searched through the rubble of a killer tornado in Saragosa, Texas, that had claimed 30 lives. Texas Gov. Bill Clements expressed his sorrow, and pledged all possible help.
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1991 Mar 23
In Tennessee 20 tornadoes killed 5 people.

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1991 Apr 26
Twenty-three people were killed as four dozen tornadoes raked Kansas and Oklahoma.
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1991
A ferocious tornado swept across Kansas.
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1994 Mar 27
More than 40 people were killed as violent thunderstorms tore across the Southeast. A church in Piedmont, Alabama, collapsed in a tornado and 19 were killed.
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1995 Feb 16
Four people were killed when tornadoes tore through rural north Alabama.
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1996 Apr 14
A tornado struck in Arkansas and killed 7 and injured 30 in the Ozarks.
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1997 Mar 1
Severe storms hit Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi, and spawned tornadoes in Arkansas blamed for two dozen deaths.
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1997 Mar 2
A storm hit Arkansas with as many as 20 tornadoes and caused major flooding in the Ohio Valley. At least 41 people were killed.
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1997 May 27
A tornado hit Jarrell, Texas, and left 27 people dead. It cut a swath from Austin to Waco.
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1997 Oct 18
From Bangladesh it was reported that a tornado during the week killed 22 people and injured more than 400 at the site of an annual congregation of Biswa Ijtema, the 2nd largest Muslim gathering after the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
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1998 Feb 3
Heavy storms hit the Southeast and Western US and 4 tornadoes hit the Miami area.
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1998 Feb 23
In Florida 6-10 tornadoes killed forty-two people. Some 2,600 homes and businesses damaged or destroyed, by tornadoes in Seminole, Osceola, Orange, Brevard and Volusia counties Florida.
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1998 Mar 20
A twister killed 11 people in northeast Georgia and 2 people in North Carolina and injured 100.
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1998 Mar 24
In India a tornado killed 105 people and some 500 were missing. At least 80 died in the Midnapore district of West Bengal state and some 1,100 were injured. At least 200 people were killed and thousands injured from a tornado in West Bengal and Orissa states.
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1998 Mar 29
In Minnesota twisters from St. Peter to Comfrey damaged an estimated 819 homes and left 2 people dead.
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1998 Apr 8
A line of storms struck the southeast and killed at least 41 people. 32 were left dead in Alabama, 8 in Georgia and 1 in Mississippi. Thirty-six people were killed by tornadoes that struck Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia.
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1998 Apr 16
Tornadoes claimed 11 lives in Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.
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1998 May 30
A tornado tore through Spencer, S.D., killing six people. It destroyed 90% of the town.
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1998 Dec 15
In South Africa a tornado killed 13 people in Umtata. Pres. Mandela narrowly escaped injury while shopping there.
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1999 Jan 17
In Tennessee tornadoes left 9 people dead and 100 injured with extensive damage in 28 counties.
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1999 Jan 21
In Arkansas twisters led to 4 deaths and over a dozen injuries across the state.
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1999 Jan 22
More twisters hit the South and 3 more people were killed in Arkansas and one in Tennessee. The 100 year-old Quapaw district of Little Rock was hit hard as was the historic district of Clarksville, Tenn.
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1999 Apr 3
In Louisiana a tornado hit north of Shreveport and 10 people sere reported killed with some 100 injured.
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1999 Apr 9
A tornado hit the Cincinnati area and 7 people were reported killed.
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1999 May 3
Some 76 tornadoes hit Oklahoma and Kansas and at least 40 people were killed. As many as 1,500 homes were destroyed. 38 people were killed in Oklahoma and 5 in Kansas. Damages in Oklahoma were later estimated at over $225 million.
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1999 May 4
Tornadoes roared across the Plains for a second straight day.
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1999 May 11
In Cuba 2 tornadoes killed 5 people.
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1999 May 16
Tornadoes swept through western Iowa and 2 people were killed.
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1999 Aug 11
A tornado hit downtown Salt Lake City killing one person and injuring over a hundred.
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2000 Mar 28
A tornado hit fort Worth, Texas, and 4 people were killed with over 100 injured. It cut a 2-mile swath and inflicted $450 million in damages.
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2000 Jul 14
In Canada a tornado hit the Green Acres campground near Red Deer, Alberta, and 9 people were killed. A 10th camper died the next day.
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2000 Dec 16
In Alabama tornadoes hit the state and 10 people were killed at a Tuscaloosa trailer park. 12 people were killed and 50 injured.
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2000
In Georgia 3 tornadoes struck the southwest part of the state and 22 people were killed.
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