NOAA: Record 226 tornadoes in 24 hours last weekNOAA says 334 people were killed during the 24-hour-period
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Preliminary government estimates say there were more tornadoes in a single day last week than any other day in history.
Government analysts say there were 312 tornadoes during last week's outbreak, including a record-setting 226 in one day.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the largest previous number on record in one event occurred from April 3-4, 1974, with 148 tornadoes.
NOAA says 334 people were killed during the 24-hour-period from 8:00 a.m. Wednesday to Thursday.
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