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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Chris Johnson

Several tornadoes hit Arkansas, 24 killed
News story originally written on March 2, 1997

Several severe thunderstorms hit the U.S. over the weekend. This caused lots of trouble in the Midwestern and Southern states. Fourteen tornadoes hit Arkansas on Saturday, March 1, 1997. 24 people were killed and 200 were injured. Over 100 houses were destroyed. All of the tornadoes struck within a five-hour period.

Storms also hit the Midwest, killing at least 19 in Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas.


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