Feb 13, 2000 11:09PM CST F3
Shortly after 11 PM, tornadoes passed through several counties in southwestern Georgia this night, killing 18 people and fatally injuring 1 more. The counties of Mitchell, Grady, Colquitt, and Tift were struck. A 5 mile path of damage was cut in a residential area near Camilla. About 50-60 homes were destroyed, 90% of which were mobile homes. About 100 people were injured. Eleven of the deaths occurred at Camilla.
Feb 14, 2000 12:10AM CST F3
Meigs, Georgia was also struck, incurring extensive damage at a subdivision. Six people were killed there.
Feb 14, 2000 1:05AM CST F2
Omega, Georgia suffered major damage and one death.
March 28, 2000 6:30 CST F3
A tornado struck Fort Worth, Texas during the evening rush hour this Tuesday. It moved 8 miles towards the southeast, through the downtown area, heavily damaging high-rise buildings and tossing cars. Some buildings had most of their windows shattered. The wind, softball hail, and torrential rain accompanying the tornado damaged many interior areas that had withstood the actual tornado winds. The Reata Restaurant at the top of the the 35 story Bank One building was damaged. One side of the Calvary Cathedral was heavily damaged, looking as if it had been in "a war zone" the pastor said. The downtown area had to be closed so rescue teams could search for other victims and clean-up crews could removed the shards of glass still dangling from the window frames in the high rise buildings. There were 2 people killed; a homeless man was killed in the collapse of a brick wall, and another person killed by flying debris. Two other people were swept away and drowned when they drove their car into an area that experienced a flash flood. Finally, there was one confirmed death from softball size hail. A 19-year-old man was struck in the head by a hailstone when he rushed from a restaurant(where he worked) to get his car to shelter. He was hospitalized, and died several days later. Over 100 people were injured, many from glass cuts, but only 3 critically. There was also a tornado that cut through the Arlington and Grand Prairie area. For more information, see this page on the Fort Worth/Dallas NWS site.
April 2, 2000 11:34 PM CST F2
One person was killed in Piedmont, Alabama by a night-time tornado.
April 20, 2000 6:15 PM CST
One person in Wartrace, Tennessee, Bedford County, was killed by a probable tornado at 6:15 PM.
May 11, 2000 7:11 PM CST
As many as 12 tornadoes struck the Cedar Falls and Waterloo, Iowa area, in Black Hawk County. About 40 homes were damaged, and 8 people were injured. In the northern part of Cedar Falls, one home collapsed onto a 72-year-old woman, badly injuring her arms. Sadly, she died about two weeks later of complications associated with the amputation of her hand and arm.
May 12, 2000 4:30 PM CST F3
This tornado, which cut a mile-long path, first touched down in the Walling Bend section of the Lake Whitney area near the Bosque-Hall County line, about 50 miles south of Fort Worth. It first damaged several large homes, then crossed a field and struck a second neighborhood with more force. It destroyed at least 12 homes, and ripped roofs of others. An elderly man was killed in one as it was leveled. His body was found 80-100 yards from the demolished home. A woman who was visiting him was badly injured. The tornado then crossed a cove on the lake, and struck a third neighborhood, destroying 8 more homes and damaging a marina and other buildings. It had been a stormy period, and Iowa and Kansas had tornadoes the previous day. This storm system went on to generate other tornadoes in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
July 14, 2000 early evening F3
A violent tornado killed 9, fatally injured 3 others, and inflicted lesser injuries to 130+ more people in Pine Lake, Alberta, Canada, about 60 kilometers southeast of Red Deer. Striking the Green Acres Campground, it overturned and mangled dozens of motor homes, camping trailers, boats, and vehicles, blowing some into the adjacent lake. The track was about 20 kilometers long, and the tornado was on the ground for about a half hour. Search and rescue personnel recovered 9 bodies in the first 24 hours of their search. Divers continued the search in the lake bottom, which is thickly littered with debris. There were about 1000 people at the campground. The tornado was accompanied by plum-grapefruit sized hail. You can read more about it at the CBC site here. The damage was estimated at $12 million.
July 25, 2000 early evening
A tornado struck Granite Falls, Minnesota at about 6:00 PM. As many as 5 funnel clouds were observed at one time, several touching down. One cut a 12 block long track through the western part of the town, striking and damaging 300 homes and other buildings. Trucks were "whipped around" at the UPS terminatl, and the grain elevator was damaged. At least a half dozen homes were completely destroyed. One elderly man was killed and 10 others were injured in this town of 3000 people in southwestern Minnesota. The man was found by neighbors underneath his pickup truck.
Sept 20, 2000 CST F4
Xenia, Ohio was struck by an intense tornado at about 7:30 PM. One man was killed when a large tree fell and struck the car he and his wife were in. There were about 100 other injuries, and 14 people were hospitalized. A church lost its roof, a grocery store collapsed, and the local Wal-Mart also had damage inside and to the cars in the parking lot. Xenia was one of the towns that was hardest hit in the Super Outbreak of 1974. You can read more about it at the Cincinnati Inquirer's site.
December 16, 2000 10:45 AM
One person died from injuries after a tornado cut a narrow path diagonally to the northeast across the town of Geneva, Alabama. Five homes were destroyed and 20 were damaged. Seven other people were injured.
December 16, 2000 12:54 PM
A tornado rated at F4 cut a path about 18 miles long and up to about a half mile wide across the southern edge of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Most of the 11 deaths were in the sprawling Bear Creek Road Trailer Park, where mobile homes were "blown to unrecognizable fragments." At least 75 people were injured, with 31 hospitalized, 4 of which were in critical condition. At least 300 homes were damaged or destroyed, including frame homes in Taylorwood and Woodland Forest subdivisions. The tornado moved forward at about 60 mph.