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1/10 - Today is the 36th anniversary of one of the largest/deadliest tornado outbreak on record in the Carolinas. Stats of this outbreak are staggering. 24 tornadoes touched down: 11 in NC, 11 in SC, & 2 in GA. 57 fatalities, (42 in NC &15 in SC) and 1248 injuries #scwx #ncwx
2/10 - Tim Branch shared this photo taken by Dr. Ted Fujita. It shows the Roses and Food Lion in Bennettsville leveled after an F-4 tornado ripped through the area on this date in 1984. #scwx #ncwx
3/10 - This image shows the scope of the damage done by an F4 tornado on Lee Street in McColl. Image via the Marlboro Herald-Advocate. #scwx #ncwx
4/10 - Heather Johnson was just 2 1/2 years old when she was severely injured by an F4 tornado that destroyed parts of McColl. She lost her Mom, Grandma, and Twin Brothers. Just heartbreaking. #scwx #ncwx
5/10 - Zack Rogers is standing next to a 28-foot long steel beam that landed in his parents' front yard in Bennettsville.
6/10 - Another photo of the 28-foot long steel beam carried from the shopping center in Bennettsville to Zack Rogers parents' yard. It's 8 FEET in the ground.
7/10 - March 29, 1984 - The day after an F4 tornado ripped through Marlboro County this was the headline in the Marlboro Herald-Advocate...sobering.
8/10 - Yes, cars can easily be tossed by tornadoes. Image via the Marlboro Herald-Advocate.
9/10 - Homes in Bennettsville leveled by winds estimated up to 200 mph. Image via Marlboro Herald-Advocate.
10/10 - The small town of Lester, just north of Bennettsville was particularly hard hit. Ryan Mackey sent me this photo showing what was left of his grandfather's cabin.
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