Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

IN 1987...THE SAME POWERFUL STORM THAT RAVAGED MUCH OF
THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN PLAINS ON THE 27TH UNLEASHED
ITS FURY ACROSS THE DEEP SOUTH.  DURING THE MID
MORNING...A MONSTROUS F4 TORNADO WITH A TRACK 40 MILES
LONG AND UP TO 2 MILES WIDE ROARED THROUGH SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI.  IT KILLED 6...INJURED 350...AND CAUSED
$28.5 MILLION DAMAGE.  HAD THE TORNADO STRUCK ON A
WEEKDAY...IT IS LIKELY THE DEATH AND INJURY TOTALS WOULD
HAVE BEEN MUCH HIGHER AS AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE TOWN
OF GLADE WAS NEARLY DESTROYED.

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