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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on May 06, 2015


... On this date in weather history...

In 1975... a violent F4 tornado struck Omaha Nebraska
where 3 people were killed and 133 injured. The tornado
struck late in the afternoon and moved northeast through
the Industrial and residential areas of the city. The
tornado cut a path 10 miles long and a quarter mile wide.
At the time... it was the costliest tornado in United
States history with $250 million damage. In 1930... a
devastating F4 tornado cut a track 35 miles long that
averaged just over one quarter mile wide in East Texas.
The tornado nearly leveled the small town of frost where
22 were killed. In all... 41 were killed and 200 injured
by a tornado that was heard 10 miles away. A second F4
tornado with a track 20 miles long and around 300 yards
wide struck Kenedy Texas... located in south Texas... where
36 were killed and 60 were injured. Homes of all sizes
were swept from their foundations. Nine deaths occurred
in one home. The bodies were scattered across adjacent
fields to distances of 300 yards. The 2 twisters are the
6th and 7th deadliest in Texas history.

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In 1937... the hindenburg exploded while attempting to
land at lake Hurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Of
the 97 passengers and crew... 36 were killed; 13
passengers... 22 crew and 1 ground crewman.


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