DISCUSSION: Back on February 22nd, 1998, seven tornadoes struck east-central Florida later in the day as well as earlier in the day on the 23rd. Three of the tornadoes were rated at F-3 intensity on the Fujita scale. Tragically, 24 people were killed in Kissimmee, Florida alone (which also happens to be a very densely populated tourist area due to the presence of Disney World). By the end of the overall 2-day tornado event, a horrific total of 42 people were killed along with 265 being injured. Moreover, the total damage ended up being upwards of $106 million dollars. Needless to say, this was a scary day for many people which resided across central and/or east-central Florida! Also, note how in the graphic above, you can clearly see the different paths which various tornadoes followed over the course of this 2-day severe weather event.
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