... On this date in weather history...
In 1966... meteorological March madness unleashed an
evening of terror when a horrific F5 tornado tore through
4 counties of central Mississippi. Possessing a track 70
miles long and averaging one half mile wide... the
monstrous twister killed 57... injured 504... and caused an
estimated $18 million damage. Jackson... the state
capital... took a direct hit... where the candlestick
shopping center was destroyed.It was at this shopping
center where 12 people were killed... around 100 were
injured... and entire stores were leveled.
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