Goliad, TX Tornado, May 1902

The tornado that hit Goliad on May 18, 1902 was the second deadliest tornado in Texas.

It killed 114 persons,the same as the Waco Tornado of 1953, but is rated number two since with 250 injuries, it injured fewer people. It is believed to have touched down just before 4 pm near Berclair, about 15 miles southwest of Goliad, and moved on a track toward the northeast. About 1/8 of a mile wide, the F4 tornado crossed the San Antonio River southwest of Goliad and moved into the town. Most of the deaths occurred in the west part of Goliad, where hundreds of buildings were destroyed. - Top Ten Deadliest Tornadoes in Texas

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