1974 Super Outbreak 40th Anniversary - Events of April 3rd, 2014


A commemoration ceremony was held to remember the 31 individuals who perished during one of the most deadly tornadoes of the outbreak. Each of the names were read during the memorial service, followed by the ringing of a bell and a moment of silence to mark their passing.


Pictures from the Commemoration Ceremony



North Madison

A memorial service, organized by Dave Bell, Emergency Manager of Jefferson County, IN, was held to remember the lives lost as a result of one of the deadly tornadoes that impacted the local area.


Pictures from the Memorial Service



The National Weather Service in Louisville, WBKO in Bowling Green, and students from Western Kentucky University partnered together to bring the local community a chance to drive on into the Franklin Drive-In for a special double feature movie night. Donations of personal care items were collected by the American Red Cross to support relief for tornado victims.


Pictures from the Franklin Drive-In






The City of Frankfort hosted special viewings of two documentaries chronicling the 1974 Super Outbreak. About 100 people attended the event at the Historic Grand Theatre. The Capital City Museum displayed photos from their museum exhibit on the 1974 tornado that struck Jett, which was a small community just southeast of Frankfort. NWS Louisville presented the City with a poster commemorating the Super Outbreak, and the Frankfort/Franklin County Office of Emergency Management gave away NOAA Weather Radios and disaster kits to some of the attendees.


Pictures from the Special Viewing

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