1974 Tornado…A Look Back

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(picture courtesy National Weather Service)

(from the National Weather Service)
This F4 tornado touched down in Garrard County, tore across northwest Madison County, and finally lifted in Clark County. Despite remaining in rural areas it still took seven lives and injured 28 people. Thirty homes were destroyed.

These photos were taken from Commonwealth Hall on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. The tornado was about nine miles away when the picture was taken.

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