THE TORNADO IN 1913 MARCH 23

This article is about the weather phenomenon!

BY: KINSLEY

WHAT HAPPENED!!!

Easter came early in 1913. March 23 was Easter Sunday, and the day promised spring-like weather. But spring in Nebraska is also tornado season, and the storm which brewed that Easter day proved to be one of the most deadly in our history. Cass and Saunders Counties were struck first. Thirty-eight people were killed in the town of Yutan, Mead, Berlin, Rock Bluffs, DeSoto, Nehawka, and Craig. It took the storm only 35 minutes to cover 40 miles of Nebraska.

This is the tornado, seen sweeping through a farm near Omaha.

ABOUT THE TORNADO

This is how the tornado formed. This is a moving picture observe.

In 1913, people had very little warning for severe weather, maybe less than a few minutes to take shelter.  Although the scale for measuring tornadoes was not invented until the 1970s, it is estimated that the tornado was an F-4 with wind speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.

Above is a map of the trail the tornado traveled.

THE DAMAGE

This tornado left thousands of people homeless or without power all over Eastern Nebraska. 

This street was crushed brutally and many peoples lives were harmed. This was taken in Yutan, NE.

There were over 130 total deaths in this tornado.The total cost to repair all the damage was $8,700,000.

This shows the aftermath of the tornado on the famous Arthur Brandeis' home in Millard, NE. It has since been restored.

Written :BY KINSLEY

I would like to give credit to NOAA.GOV  FOR THERE INFORMATION.

I would also like to give credit to TYLER MURRAY FOR ADVICE.

And MR.MEYER my teacher.

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