December 5, 1953 Vicksburg Tornado

Sixty One years ago today Vicksburg suffered a devastating tornado.  The National Weather Service has on their webpage an interactive map of Vicksburg, accessible at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jan/?n=1953_vicksburgtornado    The map gives a spacial understanding to the events and is tagged with the tornado’s track, damage photographs, damage points, and fatality locations.  During this time of year when we have much to be thankful for let us not forget these events, along with the lives and landmarks lost.

Credit: Collection of Old Courthouse Museum, Vicksburg, MS 1209 Walnut Street Looking west at the damage at Saenger Theatre, where five children were killed by the tornado. from http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ accesed 12-5-2014

Credit: Collection of Old Courthouse Museum, Vicksburg, MS Fort Hill Drive, Fayette Street. Areal image looking southeast. Intersection at the bottom of the image is Fort Hill Drive and Fayette Street. from http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ accesed 12-5-2014



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