Cedar Park remembers devastating 1997 tornado

Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of a series of tornadoes that hit various cities across Central Texas, including an F-5—the strongest form—in Jarrell and an F-3 in Cedar Park. In all, 20 tornadoes were recorded. The May 27, 1997 tornado in Jarrell killed 27 people and spanned three-quarters of a mile. In Cedar Park, there was one indirect death of a man who died of a heart attack. The storm, which moved throughout Williamson and Travis counties, caused property in the area of the storm. Cedar Park City Council played a remembrance video and held a moment of silence during its meeting Thursday night.



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