“27 years ago, in 1987, Edmonton was struck by a F4 tornado that killed 27 people, injured over 300, and caused more than $332.27 million in damage. Inspired by the overwhelming community response to the disaster, former mayor Laurence Decore called Edmonton...

“27 years ago, in 1987, Edmonton was struck by a F4 tornado that killed 27 people, injured over 300, and caused more than $332.27 million in damage. Inspired by the overwhelming community response to the disaster, former mayor Laurence Decore called Edmonton...

"The Tornado of '89" WHNT 19 Special on 11/15/89 Huntsville, AL F4 Tornado

"The Tornado of '89" WHNT 19 Special on 11/15/89 Huntsville, AL F4 Tornado

The strong F4 tornado struck Huntsville, Alabama on November 15, 1989, killing 21 people and injuring nearly 500

The strong F4 tornado struck Huntsville, Alabama on November 15, 1989, killing 21 people and injuring nearly 500

2013 Produces Many Memorable Moments at Southern Miss  - an F4 Tornado that damaged the campus and a beautiful large statue of the USM "Golden Eagle" - The bird alone is 22 feet tall and 20 feet wide.

2013 Produces Many Memorable Moments at Southern Miss - an F4 Tornado that damaged the campus and a beautiful large statue of the USM "Golden Eagle" - The bird alone is 22 feet tall and 20 feet wide.

Damage from an F4 tornado that ripped through Poplar Bluff, MO on May 9, 1927.  [SHS of MO-Columbia Photo Collection P248.1]

Damage from an F4 tornado that ripped through Poplar Bluff, MO on May 9, 1927. [SHS of MO-Columbia Photo Collection P248.1]

JUDSONIA, Arkansas, March 21, 1952 (F4 tornado). Arkansas is consistently one of the most tornado-prone states. A 1952 Southern states outbreak produced an amazing 11 F4s in 24 hours, including a ferocious one that flattened the town of Judsonia (pictured), killing 30 there and 50 in all along its track. It was one of the three or four worst tornadoes in the state's history. (KevinR@Ky)

JUDSONIA, Arkansas, March 21, 1952 (F4 tornado). Arkansas is consistently one of the most tornado-prone states. A 1952 Southern states outbreak produced an amazing 11 F4s in 24 hours, including a ferocious one that flattened the town of Judsonia (pictured), killing 30 there and 50 in all along its track. It was one of the three or four worst tornadoes in the state's history. (KevinR@Ky)

St. LOUIS, Missouri--EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois, May 27, 1896, F4 tornado. The St. Louis area has had more than 100 known tornadoes in the last 140 years or so. The worst of these was a catastrophic F4 that hit the city in 1896: the third deadliest tornado in U.S. history, with 255 fatalities and 1,000 injuries. St. Louis has more tornado fatalities than any other city in the nation. (KevinR@Ky)

St. LOUIS, Missouri--EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois, May 27, 1896, F4 tornado. The St. Louis area has had more than 100 known tornadoes in the last 140 years or so. The worst of these was a catastrophic F4 that hit the city in 1896: the third deadliest tornado in U.S. history, with 255 fatalities and 1,000 injuries. St. Louis has more tornado fatalities than any other city in the nation. (KevinR@Ky)

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