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Watertown, SD Tornado, 1914

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Hot Springs, AR Tornado 1916

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Lake Mills, WI Tornado 1909

 

Newcastle, IN Tornado Mar 1917

 
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The Forgotten Storm: The Great Tri-State Tornado of 1925

Wallace Akin was two years old when the Tri-State Tornado picked up his house-with he and his mother inside-and dropped it atop two other collapsed buildings. Across town, his father lay unconscious near his auto shop, close to death, and Akin's brother managed to crawled from beneath the collapsed shop. All survived. Many others were not as fortunate:  The storm ripped through southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, and southwest Indiana, killing 695 people and wounding 2,000, in a record-breaking 219-mile, 3-hour path of destruction.

 
 
 
 
 
The History Channel

Nature's Fury DVD

Experience some of history's greatest natural disasters first hand. Take an in-depth look at some of the most intense challenges Mother Nature has to offer; and find out what we can do to help avoid such disasters in the future.

 
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Tornado Alley: Monster Storms of the Great Plains

Tornadoes are the most violent, magnificent, and utterly unpredictable storms on earth, reaching estimated wind speeds of 300 mph and leaving swaths of destruction in their wake.  A century ago, tornado warnings were so unreliable that they usually went unreported.

 
 
 
 

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Alabama
:: Cherokee County, AL Tornado, Apr 1903
:: DeKalb County, AL Tornado, May 1893
:: Darlington, AL Tornado, Mar 1902
:: Hopewell, AL Tornado, Apr 1903 
:: Madison County, AL Tornado, Apr 1884
Arkansas
:: Osceola, AR Tornado, Sept 1872
:: Poplar Grove, AR Tornado, Jun 1893
:: Quitman, AR Tornado, Apr 1892
:: Texarkana, AR Tornado, Jul 1882
 
Delaware
:: Wilmington, DE Tornado, Apr 1856
   
Georgia
:: Newborn, GA Tornado, Apr 1912  
:: Gainesville, GA Tornado, Apr 1936 
:: Gainesville, GA Tornado, June 1903 
Illinois>>
Indiana
:: Black Hawk, IN Tornado, May 1917
:: Crown Point, IN Tornado, May 1917
:: Evansville, IN Tornado, May 1886 
:: Hagerstown, IN Tornado, Mar 1917
:: Morocco Indiana Tornado, Apr 1912
:: Newcastle, IN Tornado, March 1917
:: Princeton, IN Tornado, Feb 1876 
:: Princeton, Owensville, & Griffin, IN Tornado, Mar 1925
:: Waterloo, IN Tornado, Nov 1911
Iowa>>
Kansas>>
Kentucky
:: Blackford, KY Tornado, Mar 1890  
:: Eminence, KY Tornado, Mar 1890 
:: Kentucky Tornado, Apr 1932
Louisiana
:: Bayou Teche, LA Tornado, Mar 1863  
:: New Orleans, LA Tornado, Oct 1896  
Maryland
:: Baltimore, MD Tornado, July 1902
Massachusetts
:: Lawrence, MA Tornado, Jul 1890
Michigan
:: Bay City, MI Tornado, Jun 1882
:: Grand Rapids, MI Tornado July 1912
:: Grand Rapids & Kent Co., MI Tornado 1836
:: Sparta, MI Tornado, Jun 1860
   
Minnesota>>
Missouri>>
Mississippi
:: Delay, MS Tornado, Oct 1896
:: Macon, MS Tornado, Apr 1880
Nebraska>>
 
Nevada
:: Winnemucca, NV Tornado, Jun 1873
New Hampshire
:: West Rindge, NH Tornado, Sept 1928
:: Warner, NH Tornado, Sept 1821 
New Mexico
:: Tucumcari area, NM Tornado, Oct 1908
 
New York
:: Chateaugay, NY Tornado, June 1856
:: Fort Covington, NY Tornado, May 1875
:: Freusburg, NY Tornado, Oct 1860
:: Long Branch, NY Tornado "Syracuse Tornado", Sept 1912 
:: Schenectady, NY Tornado, Nov 1900
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Ulster County, NY Tornado, Sept 1858

 
Ohio
:: Celina, OH Tornado, May 1886 
:: Cleveland, OH Tornado, May 1893 
:: Findlay, OH Tornado, May 1893 
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Forest, OH Tornado, May 1886

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Fremont, OH Tornado, Apr 1896

:: Kunkle, OH Tornado, May 1894 
:: Sandusky Co., OH Tornado, Apr 1896
:: Seneca County, OH Tornado "The Burlington Storm," May 1825
:: Washington Court House, OH Tornado, Jul 1915 
Oklahoma
:: Big Heart, OK Tornado, Apr 1911
:: Chattanooga, OK Tornado, May 1913 
:: Guthrie, OK Tornado, Oct 1896 
:: Hennessey, OK Tornado, Apr 1912  
:: Nardin, OK Tornado, Jun 1928
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Nash, OK Tornado, Jun 1928

:: Perry, OK Tornado, Apr 1912 
:: Snyder, OK Tornado, May 1905 
:: Snyder, OK Tornado, Jun 1906 
:: South Coffeyville, OK Tornado, Jun 1928 
:: Yukon, OK Tornado, Apr 1912
Pennsylvania
:: Cambridge Springs, PA Tornado, Oct 1908 
:: Philadelphia, PA Tornado, Apr 1856 
:: Pittsburgh, PA Tornado, Jan 1889
:: York, PA Tornado, Apr 1856 
South Carolina
:: Columbia, SC Tornado May 1875 
:: Orangeburg, SC Tornado, May 1861 
:: Port Royal, SC Tornado, Aug 1893 
:: Sumter area, SC Tornado, Mar 1890  
South Dakota
:: Watertown, SD Tornado, June 1914
Tennessee
:: Madisonville, TN Tornado, Mar 1889 
:: Memphis, TN Tornado, Apr 1932
:: Nolensville, TN Tornado, Nov 1900 
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Wisconsin>>
 
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Model Fire Dept, Sycamore St. Cincinnati, OH 1908
No. 1 Fire Department, Ft. Wayne, IN early 1900s