In 1973, a tornado tore through Bangladesh, killing at least 25 people. Another F5 tornado dubbed the Tupelo tornado, struck on April 5, 1936, in Mississippi. In West Virginia, the Shinnston tornado killed more than 1,000 people. These and other tornadoes rank among the Top 10 biggest tornadoes in the world.
Ennis tornado killed at least 25 persons
An EF-1 tornado ripped through downtown Ennis, Texas, on Thursday night. It destroyed homes, caused power outages in the area, and killed at least 25 people. The tornado also caused damage to buildings and left 25 percent of downtown Ennis without power. A boy was injured from flying glass. He was treated and released from an Ennis hospital.
The tornado caused a massive amount of damage, including the destruction of homes, businesses, and farms. At least 25 people were killed, and thousands were displaced. The worst damage was in rural areas, with farmland and several farmhouses destroyed.
Gainesville tornado rated F5 on the Fujita scale
The Gainesville tornado in January 1903 was part of a devastating outbreak that left more than a hundred people dead. The tornado spawned two primary funnel clouds and tore through the town’s downtown. The tornado caused extensive damage to the town center, including a major building owned by Brenau University.
The Fujita scale is used to rate tornado intensity. A tornado rated F5 is one that caused severe damage to buildings and property. The Enhanced Fujita scale is now used to rate tornadoes. This system uses a more nuanced approach than the original Fujita scale by assessing damage first and then inferring wind speeds and damage to the area.
The tornado’s path was anticyclonic, meaning that the storm moved from the southwest to the northeast over Oklahoma. The tornado tracked six to eight miles east of Gainesville. The storm was anticyclonically oriented, so it produced two tornadoes, one in the west and one in the east.
Tupelo tornado tore through Mississippi on April 05, 1936
On April 05, 1936, a massive tornado tore through the Mississippi city of Tupelo. It touched down in the western suburbs of the city at around 9 p.m. and proceeded to move east-northeast, destroying more than 200 homes and destroying entire families. The official death toll was 216. The town was so devastated by the tornado that 150 railroad box cars were brought into town to house the homeless.
The tornado was traveling at speeds of over 55 miles per hour, and it took less than two minutes to reach eastern Tupelo. When it finally touched down, tens of thousands of pounds of debris spun around its core. The tornado caused a flood that flooded Gum Pond, and dozens of bodies were recovered from there. Most of the bodies recovered were black people. They likely came from the working-class neighborhood on the west side of town. The tornado also destroyed the Battle of Tupelo monument.
Shinnston tornado killed more than 1,000 people in West Virginia
The Shinnston Tornado ripped through Shinnston, West Virginia, on July 8, 1943, killing at least 100 people. It was part of a devastating tornado outbreak that tore through Indiana, Westmoreland, and Somerset counties. The Shinnston tornado was so powerful that it tore through the town in two minutes. Residents thought it was a bomb, and hospitals used candles to treat the injured.
In addition to the people killed in the tornado, dozens were injured and more than a thousand were displaced. Power lines, a huge tower, and a high-voltage transmission line were all downed. Some hospitals in the area were treated by candlelight, and phone service was interrupted for a time. The Shinnston tornado destroyed or damaged 404 homes and 821 buildings. Many bodies were recovered from the devastated territory.
Super Tuesday tornado outbreak of 2008
On February 5 and 6, the Southern United States was affected by a tornado outbreak known as “Super Tuesday.” This massive storm system struck parts of the lower Ohio Valley and the Southern United States. The two days of intense weather brought widespread damage and death. While the event was far from unprecedented, it still left a lasting impact on the region.
In the aftermath of the Super Tuesday tornado outbreak, more than fifty-seven people were killed and hundreds injured in the storm. In addition, hundreds of buildings were damaged. The storms came at a critical time. As election day loomed, several polling locations were closed or temporarily closed.