Wednesday, May 28, 2008

35 years ago yesterday

On Sunday May 27, 1973, the longest track tornado in recorded history traveled across the State of Alabama and produced high-end F4 damage. It traveled from near Demopolis to Mount Cheaha.

Here are three very interesting accounts. The first one is a terrific site dedicated to that storm.

The Brent Tornado 1973 - A Time to Remember


James Spann

Bill Murray

3 comments:

Sharp said...

Nobody mentions exactly how long the path was.

Mike said...

139.1 miles long and 800 yards wide at its widest point. Seven were killed and 199 were injured, per tornadohistoryproject.com - that is a great resource.

Mike said...

I need to correct something. The width of 800 yards was the mean width.