Interesting Tornado Stories and Famous Tornadoes
----------------THE TRI-STATE TORNADO-----------------
The infamous Tri-State tornado of 1925 was perhaps the most famous tornado to ever hit the United States, simply because of it's tremendous life span and the amount of destruction that it caused. This tornado occured on March 18, 1925, and crossed three different states-Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana-before finally disippating in southern Indiana. It was the deadliest tornado in U.S. history, killing 695 people. The 219 mile track that the tornado left behind was the longest tornado track ever recorded in U.S. history. All in all, the tornado caused over 16.5 million dollars in damage, and that was back in 1925. Around this time, that total would be much higher. Below is a picture of the tornado's path of destruction through three different states.
Interesting Tornado Stories~~~~~~~~~Although tornadoes can be deadly, a few interesting and quite amusing stories have risen from them.
- The famous April, 1974 F5 tornado in Xenia, Ohio, leveled a man's home, but left a carton of eggs, a mirror, and a box of christmas ornaments unharmed and completely intact
- In 1895, an Iowa tornado took the lives of only 2 people-2 schoolteachers teaching in different parts of Iowa-who just happened to be brother and sister.
- A 1917 F4 tornado in Connecticut picked up a jar of pickles and dropped it-unbroken-in a ditch some 25 miles away
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