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February Tornado History

February Tornado 1959 to 2004February 1959 to 2004            
Total Reported Tornadoes 1019 with   
1 F5    7 F4     63 F3   209 F2   435 F1   304 F0
Of the total tornadoes 27% would be classified as strong/violent during this period.  32 States in the US have recorded tornadoes in February since 1959.  7 of these tornadoes have had a track length of greater than 50 miles. During February 263 deaths have been recorded from these tornadoes from 1959 to 2004.

February  2007   Killer Tornadoes: 3     Fatalities: 22
02 Feb 2 02:15 AM Lady Lake FL
8 F3 WT015 Mobile homes completely destroyed.  
03 Feb 2 02:45 AM Paisley/DeLand FL
13 F3 WT015 Complete destruction of mobile homes.  
04 Feb 13 03:10 AM Gentilly LA
1 F2 WT018 Several homes damaged...trailers and a hotel destroyed.
        
After a series of tornadoes that hit Florida in 2007 President Bush designated four central Florida counties as disaster areas, that released millions of dollars in aid helping residents recover from the tornados that tore through the region, leaving many dead. This was the second deadliest tornado event in Florida state history, amazing since it was not associated with any hurricane.

Also in February of 2007 at least one tornado touched down in Dumas, Arkansas injuring several people but there were not fatalities.  There may have been another tornado in the area but it was not able to be confirmed.


February  2003   Killer Tornadoes: 1     Fatalities: 2
01 Feb 22 03:09 PM Oakdale KY
2 F1 -- At least five mobile homes completely detroyed.

Some of this Data is From the Storm Prediction Center website provided by NOAA/ National Weather Service National Centers for Environmental Prediction Storm Prediction Center 1313 Halley Circle Norman, OK U.S.A.

February  2001   Killer Tornadoes: 3     Fatalities: 8
Feb 16 12:09 PM Goodman MS 1 F2 022 Woman saw tornado and abandoned car in nearby ditch..car rolled over onto her.  

Feb 24 04:46 PM Union AR 1 F2 032 2-yr. old boy died from injuries when family's mobile home was destroyed.

Feb 24 10:00 PM Robbs MS 6 F3 036 Extensive damage reported. 360 homes damaged/destroyed, 30-40 businesses damaged/destroyed.

Some of this Data is From the Storm Prediction Center website provided by NOAA/ National Weather Service National Centers for Environmental Prediction Storm Prediction Center 1313 Halley Circle Norman, OK U.S.A.

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