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Stamping Ground tornado, 1974

Posted on April 6, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Aerial view of Stamping Ground, April 4, 1974 after a tornado nearly leveled the Scott County town April 3, 1974. on April 3 and 4, 1974, the greatest tornado outbreak in U.S. history took place, stretching from the Deep South to the Great Lakes. A weather system that included 148 tornadoes spanned 18 hours and struck 13 states. It killed 315 people and injured 6,100. The total damage reached a half-billion dollars. 77 people died in Kentucky and Stamping Ground was the hardest-hit community in Central Kentucky but no one in the town died. Herald-Leader file photo

This aerial view of Stamping Ground showed the damage after a tornado nearly leveled the Scott County town on April 3 and 4, 1974. It was part of the greatest tornado outbreak in U.S. history, stretching from the Deep South to the Great Lakes. A weather system that included 148 tornadoes spanned 18 hours and struck 13 states. Officials said 315 people were killed and 6,100 were injured. The total damage reached a half-billion dollars. 77 people were killed in Kentucky. Stamping Ground was the hardest-hit community in Central Kentucky, but no one in the town died.  Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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