DISCUSSION: As we look all the way back to April 5th, 1936, we arrive at what was undoubtedly a very scary and stressful couple of days for many people across the southeastern United States. During the between between April 1-6, 1936, there were several rounds of severe thunderstorms which ravaged many different communities across the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, etc. During the course of this event, an interesting factoid was that the famous musician Elvis Presley actually survived one of the tornadoes! An estimated F5 tornado cut a path 400 yards wide through the residential section of Tupelo, Mississippi which certainly burned a prolific image into the minds of many people across the city of Tupelo, Mississippi. At least 216 people were killed, and 700 were injured. One of the survivors in Tupelo was a baby of an economically strapped family who had an infant named Elvis Aaron Presley and the rest is history.
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