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April 9, 1993 | From Associated Press
A tornado smashed through this island fishing village Thursday, collapsing a school filled with children and killing at least three people, the Coast Guard reported. One of the dead was was the high school's prom queen; the others were construction workers caught behind the two-story school, officials said. At least 20 people were injured. "I just looked out my window and saw the wind, and then there were trees flying by," said Pat Bellanger, the mayor's secretary.
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April 16, 1993 | Reuters
A woman and her granddaughter were killed and about 60 homes were destroyed or damaged when a tornado struck Sabine Parish in west central Louisiana, authorities said. Sheriff James Brumley said Mary Payton, 60, and her granddaughter, Sarah Payton, 12, were killed late Wednesday when the twister dropped an oak tree on their car.
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April 16, 1993 | Reuters
A woman and her granddaughter were killed and about 60 homes were destroyed or damaged when a tornado struck Sabine Parish in west central Louisiana, authorities said. Sheriff James Brumley said Mary Payton, 60, and her granddaughter, Sarah Payton, 12, were killed late Wednesday when the twister dropped an oak tree on their car.
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April 9, 1993 | From Associated Press
A tornado smashed through this island fishing village Thursday, collapsing a school filled with children and killing at least three people, the Coast Guard reported. One of the dead was was the high school's prom queen; the others were construction workers caught behind the two-story school, officials said. At least 20 people were injured. "I just looked out my window and saw the wind, and then there were trees flying by," said Pat Bellanger, the mayor's secretary.
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June 10, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A tornado and heavy rains struck Philadelphia on Friday night, damaging homes and cars and ripping up trees, the National Weather Service said. The twister touched down in Philadelphia's affluent Society Hill section about 7:15 p.m. and slashed northeast for half a mile to the Delaware River, the service said. One injury was reported. In suburban Yeadon, Pa., the body of a 15-year-old girl who apparently fell into rain-swollen Cobbs Creek during a thunderstorm was discovered about 10:30 p.m., Upper Darby Township police said.
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June 10, 1989 | From United Press International
Heavy rain and thunderstorms covered the East and flash flood watches were issued in several states Friday, while a community near Baton Rouge was declared a disaster area after tornadoes killed five people in Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle. Thunderstorms extended across the south Atlantic Coast and rain extended from Ohio across Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and southeast New York state to southern New England, the National Weather Service reported. Flash flood watches were issued for southern New England, southeast New York, northern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area, and tornado watches were in effect for parts of the Carolinas, southeast Georgia and northern Florida.
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February 21, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A line of severe storms in central Louisiana spawned tornadoes that touched down in three areas Monday, downing power lines, toppling trees and damaging buildings, officials said. Hundreds of miles away, the same storm system brought more rain to waterlogged Kentucky as highway crews struggled to reopen scores of roads closed almost a week ago by the worst flooding to hit the state in a decade.
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November 23, 1992 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raging thunderstorms marched across the South on Sunday, unleashing tornadoes that killed at least 24 people and causing extensive damage in at least nine states. The storms flattened houses, demolished brick buildings and overturned tractor-trailers in an eastward march from Texas to Georgia before swinging north and continuing their deadly rampage in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Several states remained under tornado watches Sunday night.
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