- Goliad, Texas Tornado Outbreak
The Goliad Tornado was a
tornadothat struck the town of Goliad, Texason May 18, 1902. The twister touched down on the south side of the San Antonio River at 3:35 p.m.
It travelled northeast and struck Goliad. A total of 114 people died, 250 were injured, and $125,000 damage occurred. Inflations put it at $3,424,800 damage. Within a few hours, 85 people were reported dead and 29 more over the next several days. Across the city, 150 homes, 100 businesses, a Baptist church and parsonage, a black United Methodist Church, a white United Methodist Church, and the second story of the county courthouse were destroyed. At least 50 people were in the Black church. None survived. The first floor of the county courthouse was changed into a medical center. After the tornado, all the bodies were buried in a trench due to lack of time and money. It is tied with the Waco tornado of
May 11, 1953as the deadliest in Texas history and tenth overall in the United States.
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1953 Waco tornado outbreak — Infobox tornado outbreak name = Waco tornado image location = Dr Pepper Museum.jpg date = May 9 May 11, 1953 duration = 2 days fujitascale = F5 tornadoes = 33 total fatalities = 144 areas affected = Great Plains enhanced = NoThe 1953 Waco tornado … Wikipedia