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Organizer

City of Waco
City of Waco
Website
https://www.waco-texas.com/Home

Location

The Tornado Memorial
Corner of 4th St and Austin Ave

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Weather

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Wind: 2 MPH
Humidity: 59 %
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Date

May 13 2023
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Time

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Waco Walks: Annual Tornado Remembrance

On May 11, 1953, at about 4:30 in the afternoon, a terrible tornado swept through downtown Waco with winds so strong that 114 lives were lost and almost 200 buildings were either destroyed outright or were damaged to the point that they later had to be torn down.

Beginning at the Teardrop Memorial on Austin Avenue, Eric Ames from Baylor University will retrace the path of the tornado through downtown and share some of the facts, stories, and legends associated with the terrible storm.

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