One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Kentucky
The weather forecast on the morning of April 3, 1974, predicted the potential for strong winds and scattered storms. That may seem like a typical spring day in Kentucky, but what meteorologists and residents soon found out was that over an 18-hour period, Kentucky and several other surrounding states would experience the worst tornado outbreak in history. Those storms were eventually surpassed by a system in 2011, but the 1974 Super Outbreak still go down in history as one of the worst disasters in the U.S., and a bulk of it happened right here in Kentucky.
Those who lived through these catastrophic storms likely remember everything about that eventful day in April of 1974. Kentucky and the entire region had a massive clean up to face and more than 40 years later, emotions still run high when you talk about this incredible disaster that affected so much of the Bluegrass State.
Were you impacted by the Super Outbreak of 1974? Please share your memories with us in the comments!
And for more disasters that Kentucky has faced, and recovered from, check out our previous article here.
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A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.