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…Discuss
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20 minutes warning: Is it enough time to protect human life?
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A prayer for those killed so far by the heavy tornadoes, one the most devastating forces of nature.
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