East Waco business reflects on ‘The Monster From The Sky’

KWTX News 10 at 10P
Published: May. 7, 2023 at 8:00 PM CDT|Updated: May. 8, 2023 at 11:57 AM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - A powerful F-5 tornado ripped a deadly swath through downtown Waco 70 years ago, killing 114, injuring at least 600 others and causing an estimated $50 million in damage that changed the city for the rest of time.

Melvin London reflects on that day in 1953 in east Waco.

A documentary from Brady Taylor and the KWTX weather team airs on Thursday, May 11th.

The one-hour project airs at 6 p.m. Thursday and features Waco residents describing the storm and its aftermath and shows how the tornado changed the landscape of downtown Waco.