Ivy-Mechums River, VA F3 Tornado – September 30, 1959

One of the most devastating tornadoes to ever hit the state of Virginia was spawned by Hurricane Gracie on September 30, 1959. The twister tracked through a part of Albemarle County west of Charlottesville and east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This summary provides a detailed analysis of discrepancies in the path and the number of tornadoes to hit this day. It also focuses on the tragedy near Ivy. In mere seconds, ten members of one family lost their lives.

Holt

This is the fifth in a series of summaries documenting the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of April 27, 2011. Leaving behind a gash through the City of Tuscaloosa proper, the growing tornado now set its sights on the outskirt community of Holt. Check out this premium summary by becoming a member!

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