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1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak

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Storm victims remember 1997 tornadoes

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May 27, 1997 Tornado Outbreak

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After deadly 1997 tornado, Jarrell, Texas student remembers her lost classmates: FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Jarrell Tornado

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Jarrell community remembers those lost 20 years after deadly tornado

The 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak was a deadly tornado outbreak in Central Texas that occurred on May 27, 1997. The storm produced 20 total tornadoes, including multiple in the vicinity of Austin, Texas. The outbreak was particularly noteworthy for spawning the Jarrell tornado - one of the fiercest and most destructive F5 tornadoes ever recorded, which caused 27 deaths.
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