Unsettled Skies/Extreme Weather; Weather; Scientific American Presents; by Raikhel; 2 Page(s)
STORMS: 1.DEADLIEST TORNADO IN THE U.S. Missouri, Illinois and Indiana On March 18, 1925, a twister cut a 219-mile path through three states, killing some 689 and injuring nearly 2,000. 2.LARGEST TORNADO OUTBREAK IN THE U.S. Ohio River Valley On April 3 and 4, 1974, a storm system spawned over 125 tornadoes from Indiana to northern Georgia, nearly a quarter of them rating as fearsome F4s or F5s.
3.DEADLIEST HURRICANE TO HIT THE U.S. Galveston, Tex. Not expected to be destructive, the 1900 storm ravaged the island with 100-mph winds and a 20-foot storm surge; an estimated 8,000 people died. 4.DEADLIEST FLOOD CAUSED BY A STORM SURGE Bangladesh (East Pakistan) In November 1970 a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal killed about 300,000 people.