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May 11th, 1953 Waco Texas Tornado Outbreak

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#1 weatherarchives

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:00 PM

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Total Confirmed Tornadoes 33
F0
 Confirmed 3
F1
 Confirmed 13
F2
 Confirmed 7
F3
 Confirmed 4 
F4
 Confirmed 5
F5 Confirmed 1
 

Fatalities: 144 dead, 597 injured

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This drawing, sketched by Truman Caldwell and completed by Waco Tribune-Herald artist **** Boone, illustrates the tornado as Caldwell witnessed it while
driving home toward the city.


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:02 PM

Here is a Map which shows the track of the Waco tornado.
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Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:02 PM

Actual picture of the Tornado it's self
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Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:02 PM

Further statistics on the damage:

  • $41.2 million in property damage
  • 196 businesses and factories were destroyed
  • 217 businesses sustained major damage
  • 179 businesses sustained minor damage
  • 150 homes were destroyed
  • 250 homes sustained major damage
  • 450 homes sustained lesser damage
  • Over 2000 cars were damaged or destroyed


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:03 PM

https://www.youtube....L0a9EflT8M#t=32



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:05 PM



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:05 PM

Some of the factors which Helped the tornado outbreak take place.
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NWS Report on the tornado explains what caused it.
http://www.srh.noaa....=wacotormay1953







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