Chapters: 1896 St. Louis - East St. Louis tornado, . Source:
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charge. Excerpt: Time from first tornado to last tornadoMost severe
tornado damage; see Fujita Scale The 1896 St. Louis - East St.
Louis tornado is a historic tornado event that occurred on
Wednesday, May 27, 1896, as part of a major tornado outbreak across
the Central United States on the 27th, continuing across the
Eastern United States on the 28th. One of the deadliest and most
destructive tornadoes in U.S. history, this very large, long-track,
and violent tornado was the most notable of an outbreak which
produced other large, long-track, violent, killer tornadoes. It
caused over $10,000,000 in damage (1896). The first significant
tornado of the day formed near Bellflower, Missouri and killed a
woman. Three students died and sixteen were injured when the Dye
School in Audrain County, Missouri was hit at around 6:15 P.M. The
same tornado killed one student and injured 19 others at the Bean
Creek school a few minutes later. At 6:30, two supercell
thunderstorms produced two tornadoes. One decimated farms in New
Minden, Hoyleton, Richview, and Irvington, Illinois. Twenty-seven
more people died in the other Illinois tornadoes of this outbreak.
The tornado spawned from the other supercell became the third
deadliest and the most costly tornado in United States history. It
touched down in St. Louis, Missouri, one of the largest and most
influential cities in the country. 137 people died as the tornado
traversed the core of the city leaving a mile wide (1.6 km)
continuous swath of destroyed homes, schools, saloons, factories,
mills, churches, parks, and railroad yards. More people probably
died on boats on the Mississippi River as the bodies may have gone
downriver. When the tornado ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=26499
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