The Tri-State Tornado of 1925

Deadliest Tornado in U.S. History

Getting Spotted!

On Wednesday, March 18, 1925 a deadly disaster happened which was a tornado. It lasted for a about three and a half hours first getting spotted at 1:01 pm in Ellington, Mo. The tornado first started in south-eastern Missouri where 11 people have lost their lives. The tornado then went through southern Illinois killing about 600 people and injuring 1423. The finishing state the tornado hit was south-western Indiana taking 71 lives away. The Tri-state tornado has also affected 3 other states ( Tennessee, Alabama, and Kansas) it also may of affected other states that we don't know about.

Good Documentary About The Tri-State Tornado.

Tri-State Tornado - March 18, 1925 - Weather Channel Segment

Facts About Tri-State Tornado!

The tornado was series tornado which means it was continuous which was obvious by the word series. The tornado was also called "Greatest Tri-State Tornado since it was the deadliest tornado in U.S. history. It also killed twice as much of people that the second deadliest tornado did. Tri-State tornado was called that because 'Tri' is also like three (tornado hit 3 states. The order of the tornado's categories was F2,F5,F2,F4,F3,F3,F4,F3,F3. There was 2 F2s, 4 F3s, 2 F4, 1 F5. A F5 tornado is the worst and deadliest category tornado. The tornado hit the tornado valley where most tornadoes happen (Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois.


Tornadoes are one of the worlds deadliest disasters. Tornadoes are enormous spinning winds at extreme speed that are really dangerous. Tornadoes can come in different shapes and forms. They usually occur in the USA. A cool fact is that many people confuse hurricanes with tornadoes, but tornadoes are much smaller. It is also hard to measure tornadoes because of how fast it comes and goes. Tornadoes occur by cold and warm air meet each other which starts the tornado, they usually happen in the spring time. Most tornadoes occur in agricultural areas (farms), and they also need a lot of moisture for them to occur.