Marion Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Statement as of 6:00 am CST on December 27, 2014

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

In 1997...an F2 tornado hit Haines City Florida. It destroyed 75 homes and severely damaged around 100 on its 6 mile path. The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning 38 minutes before touchdown. There were 18 injuries...and $6 million damage. In 1982...the worst rainstorm to hit Louisiana in 100 years finally ended. During the 3 day deluge...around 18 inches of rain inundated parts of southwest Louisiana. No doubt flooding was horrific...causing roughly $150 million damage. Ten parishes were declared disaster areas.