The 1925 Tri-State Tornando
By: Mary Mejias & Ali S. Knowles
Wednesday, March 18th 1925 at 11am-2:30pm
Missouri, Illinois, southern part of Indiana
The storm caused about 700 deaths and destroyed a lot of towns. It lasted about 3.5 hours. The tornado destroyed so many cities, houses etc. Rescuers worked for days to clear rubble & look for survivors in Murphysboro.
Many men returned to the mines below ground. Children and miners quickly came back to town to check on their families. The tornado did millions of dollars in damage and it took decades to fix the towns it hit. It had also an increase in local tornado spotters & an increase in public awareness about tornadoes.