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Daemon
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The Enigma Tornado Outbreak (1884)

One of the largest and severest tornado outbreaks in US history, the Enigma Outbreak of 1884 consisted of at least 50 and possibly more than 60 tornados that tore across 10 states over a 15-hour period. In addition to the question of exactly how many tornados touched down during the outbreak, there are the "enigmas" of precisely how many people died—estimates range from 178 to 1,200—and the extent of the property damage sustained. Best estimates place the figure at how many millions of dollars? More...
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The tornado outbreak must be made a national holiday by the US law makers for the history to still live on for the young and the younger generations to come.
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According to an article appearing in the Statesville (NC) Landmark three days later, the damage tally in Georgia alone was estimated to be $1 million, in 1884 dollars.[3] Tabulations from 1884 estimate a total of $3–4 million in tornado damage (with an unknown amount of flood and other damage), with 10,000 structures destroyed.
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If it had occurred in 2014, the death toll and destruction would be greater because of the increased population. Tornado warnings would help, but this kind of disaster, 50 to 60 tornados in 15 hours would be catastrophic.
Gustavo de S Consoni
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Are there some relation between climate change and tornadoes?
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Daemon wrote:
The Enigma Tornado Outbreak (1884)

One of the largest and severest tornado outbreaks in US history, the Enigma Outbreak of 1884 consisted of at least 50 and possibly more than 60 tornados that tore across 10 states over a 15-hour period. In addition to the question of exactly how many tornados touched down during the outbreak, there are the "enigmas" of precisely how many people died—estimates range from 178 to 1,200—and the extent of the property damage sustained. Best estimates place the figure at how many millions of dollars? More...


If you ever experience a Category 5 or any tornado first hand you will never forget it. I was in the Andover, KS Category 5; it was 1.5 kM wide and stayed on the ground for 28 miles. The damage was unbelievable. My son was only five and it made such an impact on him that he now has his degree in atmospheric sciences. He studies tornadoes and severe weather as a field researcher (storm chaser) and is concerned about early warning systems in order to prevent loss of life.

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