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Survivor Accounts

Scroll down along the path of the tornado. Click on names for personal accounts from the 1953 Vicksburg tornado. Video interviews are in yellow, white text/pushpins indicate written accounts which appeared in the Vicksburg Post 50th anniversary special edition.

Eddie Guy Shiers Eddie Guy Shiers Patsy Jo Clark Patsy Jo Clark Lillian Mitchell, Stephanie Mitchell Dean John Stepan Buford Evans Buford Evans Clara Behr, Clarissa Behr Davis Clara Behr, Clarissa Behr Davis Joy McVan Joy McVan Ollie Sykes Ollie Sykes Peggy Dudley Peggy Dudley Rosa Coleman Marie Renaud Euphytee and Theresa Williams Euphytee and Theresa Williams Marian Love Phillips Marian Love Phillips Margie Wright Margie Wright Mary Frances Dent Terry Mary Frances Dent Terry Lillie Mae Clark Flagg Lillie Mae Clark Flagg Mavis Wilson John Kolb Victoria Habeeb Salem Donna Musil Schreiner Bart Schreiner Bart Schreiner Martha Gilbert Hilbun Angeline Smith David Dabney Oren Bailess Oren Bailess Hilda Dent Hand Hilda Dent Hand is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.