Patrice, Marleah, and Courtney drink Clean Up Sangria and talk about the worst tornadoes ever to hit the South.
On April 5, 1936, the small town of Tupelo, Mississippi, was struck by a devastating F5 tornado, one of the deadliest in U.S. history. With little warning, the massive twister left a path of destruction, killing over 200 people and injuring hundreds more. Among the hardest-hit areas was the Gum Pond community, a predominantly Black neighborhood where countless homes were destroyed. In the wake of the disaster, Tupelo’s residents displayed remarkable resilience, coming together to rebuild their homes, lives, and communities. The tornado’s tragic impact highlighted the importance of preparedness and early warning systems, serving as a somber reminder of the power and unpredictability of these natural disasters.
- This Day in Weather History: April 5th
- Tupelo Tornado of 1936 | Mississippi Encyclopedia
- HED:History Channel’s tornado special features Tupelo twister
- Tupelo, MS F5 Tornado
- Killer storm leveled 48 blocks in Tupelo
- 2023 tornado season: How many tornadoes? Is climate change to blame?
Clean Up Sangria
- 1/2 cup Cointreau
- 1 oz Benedictine
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup simple syrup (optional(
- 1 orange (sliced into quarters or rounds)
- 1 cup strawberries (sliced)
- 1 lemon (sliced into quarters or rounds)
- 1 lime (sliced into quarters or rounds)
Pour all liquids into a pitcher and stir.
Add all fruit and stir again.
Refrigerate overnight before serving.
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