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  • Location: SE London
  • Location: SE London

    a potent record making tornado was reported on on 21st May 1950. unfortunately there were 2 fatalities

    The path of the 1950 tornado was at least 66 miles long. It remains the longest trail on record for a tornado in England, and at two and a half hours the tornado is the longest lasting on record in Europe.

    In Linslade alone, 200 houses were damaged, 50 extensively. The Ministry of Supply handed out 450 tarpaulins to cover damaged roofs. A further victim of the storms was eight-year-old Jennifer Margaret Reeves, who was swept away by flood waters and drowned.

    full story here >>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/s...000/2966457.stm

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  • Location: portsmouth uk
  • Weather Preferences: extremes
  • Location: portsmouth uk

    the strongest tornado recorded in the uk is where i live portsmouth in 1810 it was a f4 wind speed of 213 to 240 mph.

    that is amazing but im a little skeptical on wether the facts are right not that a tornado hit portmouth but on it f4 status lol.

    but still ive been very close to one on hayling island but never had the tec gear i have today,

    which gutts me because it was the most awsome thing ever but there be another time and i will be ready :)

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