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Life Lost in 2000 Fort Worth Hail Storm Supports A Life 18-Years Later

Randy Jennings

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On March 28, 2000, 19-year old Jose Carlos Oseguera was killed hail in Fort Worth, Texas. Eighteen years later, Oseguera’s kidney lives on in soon to be 62-year-old John Sudbay.

Full story at: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/...porting-A-Life-18-years-Later--478360083.html

Storm Data doesn't have an advanced search function, but media reports make it look like Oseguera was the last person killed in the US by hail. According to The Weather Channel, "reported deaths from hail in the United States are very infrequent. You have to go back more than a decade to find the last deadly hailstorm. On March 28, 2000 a pizza deliveryman was killed by baseball to softball size hail in Fort Worth, Texas. There's been a couple other reports of deaths in the U.S. in the last one hundred years, one in Fort Collins, Colo. on July 30, 1979 and another in Lubbock, Texas on May 13, 1930. Internationally, the deadliest hailstorm occurred on April 30, 1988 in India when 246 people were killed." (https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/hail-dangers-costs-20130403). AtlasObscura also has an interesting article on hail deaths: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/hail-no-an-account-of-the-worlds-biggest-deadliest-hailstorms
 
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