April evokes memories of 1974 Super Outbreak
Spring is a wonderful time of year. Everything is in bloom and, of course, there’s baseball.
But every time a nasty storm begins brewing in April, I think back to 1974.
Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the so-called “Super Outbreak” — a violent string of tornadoes that cut a swath across middle America and killed more than 300 people in the process.
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