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SUPER OUTBREAK of 1974 Vs. April Outbreak of 2011: As with any subject, debates rage among aficionados, especially when it comes to where things rank. The two biggest tornado outbreaks in history (those of April 1974 and April 2011) cause confusion because, on one hand, the 2011 outbreak had more than twice as many tornadoes as 1974, but the '74 was a one-day outbreak while the later one was over three days. The older one also had more large tornadoes. The linked page discusses this…

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Tornado Outbreak of April 3 1974 and how Brandenburg, KY (and many of our friends) were affected by this historic event

Monticello's Presbyterian Church, Indiana, destruction by the longest F4 tornado on record in USA during the April 3-4, 1974, Super Outbreak.

Tornado: A Look Back at Louisville's Dark Day, April 3, 1974. Louisville, Kentucky's recent history has no more unforgettable moment than April 3, 1974 -- the day a disastrous tornado tore a path of destruction across the city of Louisville and its metro area. This new softcover edition commemorates the 40th anniversary of that fateful day in the city's history. Softcover, 9 x 11, 176 pages.

Tornadoes of the Super Outbreak; April 3, 1974: Cincinnati/Sayler Park, Ohio, F5. The third F5 of the outbreak was a sort of "tri-state" tornado, touching small portions of Indiana and Kentucky before devastating parts of the Cincinnati metro area. Footage by Bill Dirksing. (KevinR@Ky)