The Tri-State Tornado: The Story of America's Greatest Tornado Disaster

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The Tri-State Tornado is a gripping account of the worst tornado disaster in American history. Claiming 689 lives during a three-hour rampage across Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana on March 18, 1925, the storm had one of the longest uninterrupted paths (219 miles) and one of the widest (up to one mile) of any recorded tornado. Its continuous energy was so extreme that it completely obliterated several small towns in its path. Although the fatality count was nearly that of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, with the exception of meteorologists and residents of the affected area, few had ever heard of this catastrophe until this book's initial release in 1992.The Tri-State Tornado reconstructs the tragedy, using vivid eyewitness accounts of fourteen survivors who lived along the tornado's path from the Missouri Ozarks to southwestern Indiana. The clarity with which they recall that day in their lives over sixty years earlier will give readers the unsettling feeling that the tornado struck days, not decades, ago.

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Peter S. Felknor is a native of Missouri, where he first heard stories of the Tri-State Tornado as a young boy. Accounts of that tornado, and others, helped to develop his early interest in violent storms.Felknor is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied meteorology and environmental risk assessment. He lives in southern Wisconsin.

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