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Twister Tore Through the Panhandle in 1947

The only F5 tornado ever recorded in the Texas Panhandle left a trail on destruction 221 miles long across the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma and part of Kansas on April 9, 1947.

Sixty-eight people perished in the small, isolated communities of White Deer (Panhandle County), Glazier (Hemphill County) and Higgins (Lipscomb) at the northeast tip of the Lone Star State.