The EF4 that tore across southern Indiana on the afternoon of March 2, 2012 was similar in placement, timing, and strength to the April 3, 1974 F5 tornado that also devastated the region.

  March 2, 2012 April 3, 1974
Scale EF4 F5
Path length 49 miles 68 miles
Counties struck Washington, Clark, Scott, Jefferson, Trimble Perry, Crawford, Harrison, Washington, Clark, Scott
Time of day 2:50pm 1:20pm
Fatalities 11 6


Click here for a zoomed out map of the region, showing a portion of the 1974 F5 track in red and the 2012 EF4 track in orange.

Click here for a map that zooms in to the approximate intersection of the two tornado paths, with the 1974 F5 track outlined in red and the 2012 EF4 track outlined in orange:

And click here to zoom in tighter still to where the intersection of the two tracks appears to be in Daisy Hill, as shown by the white parallelogram.  If you experienced the 1974 tornado or have detailed information that shows these maps may be incorrect, please let us know. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.