24 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Severe Weather Preparedness Has Come a Long Way – Remembering the 1908 Dixie Tornado Outbreak

Tornado radar

April 23-25, 1908, saw one of the worst bouts of severe weather in the U.S. – the Dixie Tornado Outbreak. Violent storms broke out from Texas to Tennessee, producing tornadoes in 13 states, including one F5 and two F4 tornadoes. One of the tornadoes, which spawned on April 24, 1908, leveled Purvis, MS, causing over 100 injuries and deaths, making it one of the top 10 deadliest storms in U.S. history.

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