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30 years since Alberta's deadliest tornado - The Weather Network

Monday, July 31, 2017, 12:38 PM - July 31, 2017, marks 30 years since a powerful tornado tore a path of destruction through one of Canada's largest cities. The Edmonton Tornado, also called the Black Friday Tornado, was one of the most powerful ...and more »

Smart phone apps, wireless technology aim to save more Albertans in event of tornado - CBC.ca

If a tornado was to hit the Edmonton region today more people would be alerted to seek shelter much sooner than in the past, says the province's emergency alert co-ordinator. "It's about getting the message out as quickly and completely as possible ...and more »

Thirty years after deadly Edmonton tornado, storms remain difficult to track - CBC.ca

From his hillside acreage in Leduc County, Tom Taylor was the first person to report the Edmonton tornado. Thirty years later, he still can't believe the destruction it caused. The tornado on July 31, 1987 that killed 27 people, injured 600, left ...and more »

Technology would change Edmonton's tornado response today, officials say - Edmonton Journal

The 1987 tornado that killed 27 people in Edmonton and Strathcona County would prompt a markedly different response in 2017, officials say. Janet French. Updated: July 31, 2017. Info. Shopping. Tap to unmute. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try ...and more »

Black Friday: Edmonton marks sombre 30-year anniversary of deadly tornado - Globalnews.ca

WATCH ABOVE: In 1987, Global Edmonton (then ITV) produced this documentary looking back at Black Friday. X. - A A +. Listen. Monday marks a sombre day in Edmonton's history. It's been 30 years since Black Friday. On July 31, 1987, 27 people were ...and more »

Edmonton broadcasters remember covering Black Friday tornado - Globalnews.ca

Edmonton Fire Chief Ken Block was a seven-year veteran of the local fire department when the tornado hit on July 31, 1987. He was deployed to the city's southeast. X. - A A +. Listen. Edmonton marked a sombre, 30-year anniversary on Monday. On July 31 ...and more »

Black Friday: Forecasting 30 years later - CTV News

30 years ago, an F4 tornado hit Edmonton and July 31 has been known to Edmontonians as “Black Friday” ever since. Three decades later…we wouldn't be able to prevent a tornado. However, the day would play out drastically differently. There was no ...and more »

Can you 'over warn' about a tornado? Improvements since 1987 created a world with (potentially) too much weather info - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton's deadly 1987 tornado was a sea change for how severe weather is monitored in Canada. The storm, which killed 27 people in Edmonton on the afternoon of July 31, 1987, led to investments in radar emergency warning systems aimed at reducing ...and more »

Edmonton's darkest day: Thirty years after Black Friday, memories of the deadly tornado are still fresh to some, but ... - Edmonton Journal

The tornado that hit Edmonton on July 31, 1987, killed 27 people, injured hundreds and caused more than $500 million in damage in today's dollars. But 30 years later, does it still mean anything to Edmontonians? Since the day that came to be known as ...and more »

Impact of Black Friday still felt 30 years later - CTV News

On July 31, 1987, a massive tornado cut a 45 kilometre path of destruction through east Edmonton – it left 27 dead, and hundreds injured, many still living with the scars caused on a day now known as Black Friday. “Every year when it comes, July 31 ...and more »