Thursday Marks 40th Anniversary Of 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of the Super Tornado outbreak of 1974.
On April 3, 148 tornadoes ripped across 13 states including Tennessee during a 16-hour period.
In Middle Tennessee, at least 24 tornadoes touched down along and east of the I-65 corridor, making it the largest known outbreak of tornadoes to ever impact the mid-state.
When it was over, more than 300 people died and more than 5,000 were injured across the U.S.