Thursday, June 14, 2007

It Was 50 Years Ago Today...

That other tornado hit town. From the National Weather Service:
June 14, 1957A tornado moved across the south and southeast sides of Springfield. The tornado destroyed 25 homes and severely damaged 175 others; property damage was around $3 million. On the north side of town, the storms produced a wind gust of 98 mph at Capital Airport, which still stands as Springfield's record wind speed. Two people died during the storm, with over 50 injured.

1 comment:

Marie Carnes said...

My mom remembered that tornado vividly and talked about it just about every spring.