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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wichita KS
700 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

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

In 1991, the infamous Wichita/Andover Tornado roared into
history.  The deadliest of 55 tornadoes to occur that
day, the vicious F5 twister had a track 46 miles long and
reached one half mile wide.  It killed 17, injured 225,
and caused an estimated $300 million damage of which $62
million occurred at McConnell Air Force Base.  Of the 17
deaths, 13 occurred at the Golden Spur Mobile Home Park
in Andover.  A second F5 tornado that ran roughshod
across North Central Oklahoma was even more violent.
Known as the Red Rock Tornado, its track was 66 miles
long and reached nearly 1 mile wide.  The massive twister
leveled two farms and scoured pavement off a highway.  A
portable Doppler radar measured 257 to 286 MPH winds
inside the vortex which, at the time, were the strongest
winds ever measured on Earth.  Fortunately it remained
primarily in rural areas, for had it invaded a city or
town, the destruction and loss of life would have no
doubt been catastrophic.

&&

In 1989, the world`s deadliest tornado went on a rampage
through the Manikganj District of Bangladesh, where it
killed an estimated 1,300 and injured around 12,000!

$$
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