An extraordinarily violent EF5 tornado sliced through Franklin County on April 27, 2011. 26 died, and 150 were injured across the communities of Phil Campbell and East Franklin. Here are the stories of the residents who dealt with a monumental disaster.
An extreme EF5 tornado tore directly through Hackleburg on April 27, 2011. 18 died in Marion County, and at least 150 others were injured. Here are the stories of the Marion County residents who dealt with a monumental disaster.
April 27, 2011, featured many uniquely violent and powerful tornadoes. However, one stands out above all others: Hackleburg. It produced one of the largest swaths of violent damage ever documented and, at the time, killed more people than any other single tornado since 1955. This page connects the five other summaries documenting the track, and provides basic statistical information on the event.
At least three significant tornadoes occurred on August 21, 1883. By far the most damaging of the trio and the topic of this summary was a horrific F5 that tore through the Minnesota town of Rochester. Yet from the aftermath of this devastating tragedy, something wonderful would be created – the Mayo Clinic.
Per the Storm Prediction Center Database, there have been 6 F5/EF5
tornadoes observed since 1950 in the state of Iowa. The last one hit on May 25, 2008 and is the topic of this summary.
It is known as the “Candlestick Park” tornado, named after a shopping center in south Jackson, MS which was completely destroyed. Per the SPC, the path length was 202.5 miles. It moved through portions of MS and then into AL. The max width was 900 yards. There were 518 injuries and 58 fatalities reported. 57 deaths in MS and 1 in AL.