March 21, 1932 – A major outbreak of tornadoes struck Mississippi eastward to South Carolina and northward to Indiana. Nearly all the deaths occurred in Alabama making this the worst tornado day in the state’s history. A total of 31 twisters touched down across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. 36 tornadoes were rated F2 or greater on the Fujita scale with 10 violent (F4) tornadoes. A total of 268 people were killed and over 2100 were injured.
March 21, 1952 – On this day and March 22, 31 tornadoes touched down from Missouri to Alabama. 343 people were killed, 3600 homes damaged, and $15 million damage. Judsonia, Arkansas and Henderson, Tennessee were virtually wiped off the map.
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