A total of six tornadoes occurred on December 13, 1977 across portions of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. In this summary, we look at an F3 that hit in NE Harris and SW Liberty Counties in Texas. The path length was 25 miles. It began near Loop 610 and McCarty Road in NE Houston. There was one fatality and 40 injuries. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
December 13, 1931: An F2 tornado destroyed four homes and killed two children on the Bodeau Plantation near Cotton Valley, LA.
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