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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:29 PM

On the night of April 5 - 6, 1936, the 1936 Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak happened.

1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak

Duration: April 5–6, 1936
Tornadoes confirmed: ≥ 12
Max. rating: F5 tornado
Duration of tornado outbreak: 12–16 hours
Damage: $3 million in Tupelo, $12.5 million in Gainesville, Georgia
Casualties: ≥ 454 fatalities, >2,498 injuries

On April 5–6, 1936, an outbreak of at least 12 tornadoes struck the Southeastern United States. Approximately 454 people were killed by these tornadoes—419 by two tornadoes alone. This outbreak is the second deadliest ever recorded in US history. Although the outbreak was centered on Tupelo, Mississippi, and Gainesville, Georgia, where the fourth and fifth deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history respectively occurred, other destructive tornadoes associated with the outbreak struck Columbia, Tennessee; Anderson, South Carolina; and Acworth, Georgia.

This is the only continuous tornado outbreak in United States history to produce more than one tornado with triple digit death tolls. Severe flash floods from the associated storms produced millions of dollars in damage across the region.


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Reply On the night of April 5 - 6, 1936, the 1936 Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak happened. (Original post)
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callous taoboy Apr 2021 #1

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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:56 PM

1. I simply can't imagine the terror of a tornado- Had a friend

in college that got sucked out of his house in Waco by one, he and his dad, both flung far from the home, killed the dad and paralyzed my friend from the waist down.

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