Overview of the Cullman-Arab, AL EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

The first violent tornado in the state of Alabama, on April 27, 2011, crossed over 50 miles through Cullman, Morgan, and Marshall Counties. It is one of the most filmed twisters of the day, with the riveting beginning captured live on the ABC 33/40 SkyCam. The tornado wrecked downtown Cullman and left several rural communities with massive destruction. Tragically there were six fatalities, including five in one family.

Keefeton, OK F4 Tornado – May 26, 1973

Keefeton, Oklahoma, is an unincorporated community located on U.S. Highway 64, ten miles south of downtown Muskogee. On May 26, 1973, the roadside town of approximately 400 people was nearly wiped out by an estimated F4 tornado. This summary will detail the destruction and tragic loss of life through personal stories gathered from numerous newspaper accounts. It will also highlight how this small community rallied to help one another in their time of need.

The South Dakota Tornado Outbreak of August 28, 1884

On August 28, 1884, a deadly localized tornado outbreak would unfold across portions of eastern South Dakota. One of these twisters would become the second earliest photographed in history. There are sharp discrepancies over which tornado that day was photographed, and there is no detailed summary of the event in its entirety. In this article, I attempt to solve both of these longstanding unknowns. Check out this premium summary by becoming a member!

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