WX History: March 28th

1920: The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak contained 31 estimated F2 tornadoes. The storms wreaked havoc on the Midwest and the Deep South.  The tornadoes killed between 207-380 people and injured at least 1215. More research will be done on this event. The video below is courtesy of AccuWeather.

1963: A decision was handed down in the case of Whitney Bartie vs. the United States of America. Bartie sued the U.S. Weather Bureau for negligence in failing to provide a warning about Hurricane Audrey in 1957. Bartie’s wife and five children were killed after the 12-foot storm surge struck Cameron Parish, LA on the morning of June 27, 1957. It was ruled that the evidence presented did not establish negligence on the part of the Weather Bureau.

Source: Law.Justia.com

1982: Heavy rains affected the coastal areas of Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties in Florida. Hundreds of homes and cars were flooded.

1984: “The largest and most devastating tornado outbreak to affect North and South Carolina during the last century occurred on March 28, 1984. The outbreak produced 22 tornadoes that killed 57 people, including 42 in North Carolina with 15 in South Carolina, and injured another 800.”

March 28, 1984 NC SC Tornadoes

Source: National Weather Service Office in Raleigh, NC.


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