The world’s deadliest tornadoes
Below is a list of some of the deadliest tornadoes in history:
- Tri-State Tornado (USA, 18 March 1925): This tornado passed through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana and became the most destructive tornado in history. It killed around 695 people.
2: Grand Isle tornado (USA, 3 June 1980): This tornado passed through the town of Grand Island, Nebraska and killed 5 people.
- Jarrell tornado (USA, 27 May 1997): This tornado passed through the town of Jarrell, Texas, and killed 27 people.
- Coctel Tornado (USA, 9 March 1925): This tornado passed through Illinois and killed about 234 people.
- Tri-City Tornado (USA, 18 July 1925): This tornado passed through the towns of Mourton, Snyder and Rochell, Texas and killed about 76 people.
- Woodward tornado (USA, 9 April 1947): This tornado passed through the town of Woodward, Oklahoma and killed 181 people.
- Tornado Gonzales (USA, 18 August 1940): This tornado passed through the town of Gonzales, Texas and killed about 74 people.
- Tornado Downey (USA, 11 April 1970): This tornado passed through the town of Downey, Mississippi, and killed about 47 people.
- Holly Springs tornado (USA, 27 April 2011): This tornado passed through the town of Holly Springs, Mississippi, and killed about 10 people.
- Tornado Fuhl.
The Tri-State Tornado, also known as the Black Friday Tornado, was one of the most destructive tornadoes in US history. It occurred on 18 March 1925 and swept across several states – Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The event is considered one of the most violent and destructive tornadoes ever recorded.
The Tri-State tornado lasted about three hours and travelled about 350 kilometres. It wiped out many towns and cities, leaving massive destruction in its wake. Some 695 people were killed by the tornado and hundreds were seriously injured.
This event attracted considerable public attention and made an important contribution to the understanding and study of tornadoes. The Tri-State Tornado was the starting point for the development of tornado warning and protection systems in the United States.
Grand Island tornado
The Grand Island tornado occurred on 3 June 1980 in Nebraska, USA. It was one of the most destructive tornadoes in the state’s history.
The Grand Island tornado was of enormous size and stayed on the ground for a long time, covering a distance of about 195 kilometres. It passed through the town of Grand Island and its surroundings, causing considerable damage.
The tornado killed 5 people, injured over 200 and destroyed or severely damaged a huge number of buildings, including homes, commercial buildings and farm buildings.
The Grand Island tornado was one of the most famous tornadoes in the USA, and its study helped improve understanding of the nature and behaviour of tornadoes. This event also led to increased awareness of the need for tornado warnings and protection systems in the region.
The Jarrell tornado occurred on 27 May 1997 in Jarrell, Texas, USA. It was one of the most destructive tornadoes in state history.
The Jarrell tornado was category F5, the highest category on the Fujita-Pearson scale, which measures the strength and destructiveness of tornadoes. It swept through the town of Jarrell and surrounding areas, causing unimaginable destruction.
The tornado killed 27 people, including many children, and injured more than 100. Numerous homes and other buildings were completely destroyed.
The Jarrell tornado attracted considerable public and scientific attention because it provided a better understanding of the behaviour and destructive power of F5 tornadoes. The event also led to improvements in tornado warning and protection systems in the region, with the aim of minimizing future losses.