Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT Mon May 2 2016

...ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...

IN 1920...THREE TORNADOES...TWO OF WHICH WERE VIOLENT F4S
AND THE 3RD AN F3...TORE THROUGH ROGERS...MAYES AND
CHEROKEE COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.  THE THREE
TWISTERS KILLED 75...INJURED 112...AND CAUSED $250,000
DAMAGE.  OF THE THREE TORNADOES...THE CHEROKEE COUNTY
TWISTER WAS BY FAR THE WORST AND DEADLIEST...KILLING 71
AND INJURING 100.  IT COMPLETELY DESTROYED THE SMALL AND
ISOLATED TOWN OF PEGGS...LOCATED AROUND 40 MILES EAST OF
TULSA.

&&

IN 2008...VERY SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE
NARGIS...COMPARABLE TO A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...BECAME
THE COSTLIEST AND DEADLIEST NAMED CYCLONE EVER TO OCCUR
IN THE NORTH INDIAN OCEAN.  THE CATASTROPHIC CYCLONE IS
KNOWN TO HAVE KILLED 138,000 (LIKELY AN UNDERESTIMATE AS
THE BURMESE GOVERNMENT IS ALLEGED TO HAVE STOPPED
COUNTING FATALITIES SO AS TO MINIMIZE POLITICAL FALLOUT)
AND CAUSED AROUND $12 BILLION DAMAGE.  HARDEST HIT WAS
BURMA...ALTHOUGH THE VICIOUS CYCLONE ALSO HIT THE EAST
COAST OF INDIA...SRI LANKA...AND BANGLADESH.

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