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Tornado in the Mississippi Delta Leaves 115 Dead

By Patrick Mondout

On February 21, 1971, a series of tornados hit the infamous "Dixie Tornado Alley" in Mississippi and also Louisiana. Most of the 115 fatalities were in the Mississippi delta. More than 300 persons were injured and property damage estimates topped $7.5 million.

Source: NOAA.

 

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DISASTER DETAILS

Photo of a similar tornado in Seymour, Texas on April 10, 1979.

Courtesy of NOAA

Date(s): February 21, 1971

Location: Mississippi Delta, Louisiana

Deaths: 115

Injuries: 300

Damage: $7.5M


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