This Day In Weather History
Weather History for Saturday, March 8th, 2014:
In 1909, 7 tornadoes tore through the southern half of Arkansas. The worst of the twisters, an F4 possessing a path 15 miles long and nearly three fourths of a mile wide, roared across Monroe and St. Francis counties in Southeast Arkansas. This tornado killed 49, injured around 600, destroyed around 800 buildings, and caused around $600,000 damage. The twister roared directly through Brinkley, where 42 of the 49 fatalities occurred.