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PRINCIPAL DEATH-DEALING STORMS IN THE UNITED STATES.
[pre-1901]

CHEROKEE, Buena Vista and Pocahontas Counties, Iowa, July 6, 1893, 89 killed; property loss, $250,000.

Louisville, Ky., March 27, 1890, 113 killed, 200 injured; property loss, $2,500,000.

Little Rock, Ark., October 2, 1894, 4 killed; property loss, $500,000.

Denton and Grayson Counties, Texas, May 15, 1896, 78 killed and 150 injured; property loss, $165,000.

St. Louis (Mo)and East St. Louis, (Ill.), May 27, 1896, lasted half an hour; 306 identified killed; property loss, $12,000,000. Same tornado visited many places in Missouri and Illinois, causing an additional property loss of $1,000,000.

Eastern Michigan, May 25, 1897, 47 killed, 100 injured; property loss, $400,000.

West India hurricane, September 29 and 30, 1896, covering Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York, 114 killed; property loss, $7,000,000.

Galveston hurricane, September 8, 1900, 9000 killed; property loss, $30,000,000; estimated wind velocity, 120 miles an hour.

Adams County, Miss., May 7, 1840, 317 killed; same county, June, 1842, 500 killed.



[Source: HORRORS OF TORNADO FLOOD AND FIRE, by Frederick E. Drinker, publ. 1918.; submitted by Anna Newll]





 


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