Twenty-five Years
Hall County in 'hole' in tornado density

There are some small regions in the United States which experience unexpected high tornado frequency, and also areas with unexpected low frequency of tornadoes.
For example, Hall County has a tornado density of 124.5 twisters per 1,000 square miles. However, Lancaster and Dodge counties have only 35.8 and 35.5 tornadoes per 1,000 square miles.

These "holes" in the broader map of tornado distribution and concentration are mostly due to chance and randomness, not some physical or topographical condition.

The Stories

The Day After
June 5, 1980
June 6, 1980
Ten Years Later
Fifteen Years Later
Twenty Years Later
Remembering the Tornadoes

25 Years Later

Emotional Scars for Young People
The Fujita Scale
Hall County in Tornado Density "Hole"
Looking Back
Caring for Patients
Emergency Responders
Children in Shock
Technology Improves
True Facts About Tornadoes

The Extras
Books and Movies
The Science of Twisters
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The Credits

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