Stormy Weather


Besides the 1974 tornado outbreak, what are some other serious outbreaks that have hit the United States?

On April 11, 1965, Palm Sunday, the American Midwest was struck by 37 tornadoes that killed 256 people and injured more than 5,000. An outbreak of 22 tornadoes on May 28, 1984, killed 57 in the Carolinas, left 1,248 injured, and caused about $200 million in damages. (The next year, on May 31, 75 people died after 41 tornadoes raged across Ontario, Canada, causing $450 million in damages). There were two terrible outbreaks in the early 1990s. From April 26 to 27, 1991, 54 tornadoes made landing in Texas and Iowa. Twenty-one people were killed and 208 injured. The next year, on November 21, 94 tornadoes destroyed lives and property through 13 states, stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast. This outbreak left 26 people dead and 641 injured.


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