Extraordinary events such as the Tri-State Tornado of 1925 amaze even the experts and should be a reminder that safety can depend on being alert, staying informed, and being prepared for the unexpected.
The Tri-State Tornado traversed 3 states (Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana). During its 3 ½-hour, 219-mile track, it reached speeds of 73 mph, killing 695.
The 1974 Super outbreak produced 148 tornadoes across 13 states in roughly 24 hours and killing 335.
Cordell, Kansas was struck by tornadoes on May 20 of 1916, 1917, and 1918.
The same church in Guy, Arkansas, was struck by 3 different tornadoes on the same day.