It spread through parts of missouri, illinois and indiana. On march 18 1925. It was considered an f5 tornado passed through, though tornadoes were not ranked on any scale. In that era, it holds records for longest path length at 290, miles also longest duration, at about three and a half hours and fastest forward speed for a significant tornado at 73 miles per hour anywhere on earth. In addition, it is the deadliest single tornado in united states history over 695 dead. It was also the third costliest tornado in history at the time, but has been surpassed by several others non normalized. When costs are normalized for wealth and inflation, it still ranks. Third, today, i’m meteorologist mark me and cuso another stay in weather, history may 27 1896, one of the deadliest and most destructive tornadoes in u.s history devastated the st louis area. It was part of a major tornado outbreak across the central united states on the 27th continuing across the eastern u.s on the 28th, the tornado later rated as an f4 spawned and touched down in st louis missouri, 137 people died as a tornado tore through the core Of the city, leaving a mile wide, continuous swath of destruction, more people probably died on the mississippi river boats, as bodies may have gone down river. When the tornado crossed the river and hit east st louis illinois, it was smaller but more intense. An additional 118 people were killed. The official death toll is 255, with some estimates topping 400 more than a thousand were injured.
This very large long track and violent tornado caused over 10 million dollars in damage 3.8 billion in today’s dollars. The 1896 tornado season has the distinction of being the deadliest in u.s history. There are at least 40 killer tornadoes spanning from april 11 to november 26th, i’m mark binkuso may 22nd 2011. A tornado gave a mile wide swap through joplin missouri. It was the costliest tornado disaster in history, with insured losses close to two billion dollars. It was also one of the deadliest Music with 161 lives lost and 1 000 injured Music. The scale of the joplin disaster drew teams of scientists to find out what made this storm so destructive and what can be done to protect communities and people in the future. Folks, this is a violent tornado. This is really violent. Okay, if you’re in a safe place, you’re gon na be okay, we’re gon na get you through.