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1898 Fort Smith, Arkansas, tornado

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Type  Tornado outbreak
Tornadoes confirmed  ≥2
Duration of tornado outbreak  >1 hour
Duration  January 11–12, 1898
Max rating  possibly F4 tornado
Damage  $450,000 (1898 USD)
1898 Fort Smith, Arkansas, tornado

The 1898 Fort Smith, Arkansas tornado was a tornado which struck the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas during the night of January 11, 1898. It touched down about 100 miles to the southwest, and struck the city around midnight, killing 55 people and injuring 113. The twister nearly destroyed the city's newly constructed Fort Smith High School that opened in fall 1897.

It is tied for the deadliest tornado ever to strike the state of Arkansas. Another tornado was also reported around 11pm that night in Alma, Arkansas.

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1898 Fort Smith, Arkansas, tornado Wikipedia


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