Natural and Man-Made Disasters,
Historical Natural Disasters
Historical Tornadoes
Significant Tornado Events:



The Carolina Outbreak - March 28, 1984
The afternoon and evening of March 28 saw 22 tornadoes touch down over South and North Carolina. There were 57 people killed and 1,248 injured. A third of the deaths occurred in mobile homes. The damage reached $200 million.

The Pennsylvania-Ohio Outbreak - May 31, 1985
This region's worst recorded tornado event with 41 tornadoes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, Canada. At least 76 died in the United States, and an additional 12 perished in Canada. The damage reached over $450 million.

The Andover Outbreak - April 26, 1991
At least 55 tornadoes struck from Texas northward to Iowa. The worst tornadoes occurred in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma, the most notable being the one that struck Andover, Kansas, killing 17 people, 13 in a mobile home trailer park. There were 308 injuries and over $280 million damage.

The Widespread Outbreak - November 21-23, 1992
A late season outbreak covered a widespread area from Houston, Texas, to Raleigh, North Carolina, and from the Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley. 94 tornadoes killed 26 people and injured 641. Total damage was over $300 million.

The Palm Sunday Outbreak - March 27-28, 1994
A devastating mid-morning tornado hit the Goshen United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Alabama, during Palm Sunday services, killing 20 people. The rest of the afternoon and evening tornadoes would go on to ravage Georgia and South Carolina, killing a total of 42 and injuring 320.

The Arkansas Outbreak - March 1,1997
At least a dozen tornadoes ravaged Arkansas, with other tornadoes touching down in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Twenty-seven people were killed. Arkadelphia, Arkansas, was particularly hard hit as were the southern suburbs of Little Rock.

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