Tri-State Tornado - March 18, 1925

"One tornado among the more than 13,000 which have occurred in the United States since 1915 easily ranks above all others as the single most devastating storm of this type. Shortly after its occurrence on 18 March 1925, the famed Tri-State tornado was recognized as the worst on record, and it still ranks as the nation’s greatest tornado disaster. The tornado remained on the ground for 219 miles. The resulting losses included 695 dead, 2027 injured, and damages equal to $43 million in 1970 dollars. This represents the greatest death toll ever inflicted by a tornado and one of the largest damage totals.”