Waco is the most deadly tornado in U.S. history.
Waco killed at least five people, including four in the hospital and a young woman in the early hours of March 19, 1973.
The Waco Tribune reports that Waco, Texas, was a busy city in 1973 when Waco Mayor Bob Brown ordered a tornado warning to be issued, warning residents to be vigilant and to keep a safe distance from the tornado.
Brown called the tornado “one of the most serious” in Texas history.
“There is a reason the world is shaking and the weather is bad,” he said.
“This is a very bad thing that happened.”
In his report, The Tribune says the tornado killed five people and injured more than 50 others in Waco.
The tornado caused $15 million in damage and destroyed over $400 million in homes.
The Associated Press reported that WACO officials did not release a final death toll for the victims of the tornado, including the woman killed.
In his book, Brown said Waco residents were urged to stay in their homes.
“They’re going to be a lot more secure because we are not going to let this happen again,” he told the Tribune.
The U.N. issued a global disaster declaration, which allowed for immediate relief.
“Waco was a catastrophe for the people and the world, but it is a lesson for the governments of the world to remember that they can and should act to protect their people and to help people in need,” said United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Disaster Management for Disaster Relief and Coordination, Michael McCausland, in a statement.
The Tribune reported that the U.K. was also on alert after a similar tornado struck London on February 12, 1974.
“The first tornado of the new millennium hit the capital of England on Thursday afternoon,” the BBC reported.
“It caused a £15 million ($20 million) damage and killed at most 25 people.”
The newspaper also said the first deaths occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, and in Bradford, England.
“Three of the people who died were in hospital after a second, larger, tornado touched down near Bradford,” the paper reported.
The BBC reported that a third tornado struck Liverpool, England, on February 16, 1977.
The tornado, which was the second deadliest in Britain since 1872, was followed by the 1989 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 1,914 people in India. “
Two people were among those killed, while the others were treated for minor injuries.”
The tornado, which was the second deadliest in Britain since 1872, was followed by the 1989 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 1,914 people in India.
In a separate article, the BBC said a second tornado hit southern New York on Thursday.
“A tornado was reported near New York City at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday,” the station reported.
According to the AP, “The tornado was so powerful that it left a trail of destruction in its path and was seen for miles before it died down.”
“Two of the fatalities were believed to be from the first storm of the year, but officials said they were unable to confirm whether they were directly related to the recent storm.”