HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – The Super Outbreak April 3-4, 1974 was one for the record books. This outbreak is currently the second largest tornado outbreak in total tornado number, behind the 2011 super epidemic. However, in 1974, the number of severe tornadoes (rated EF-3 and above) far exceeded the number in 2011. Either way, both outbreaks were absolutely tragic with over 300 deaths during each outbreak.
- 148 tornadoes
- Across 13 different states
- 319 deaths
- Nearly 6,000 injured
- Six of these tornadoes occurred in Virginia and 6 in West Virginia
- Violent tornadoes: 23 F-4 tornadoes and 7 F-5 tornadoes touched down during this outbreak
- Damage: approximately $ 4.5 billion
- It was the first outbreak in recorded history with more than 100 tornadoes in a 24-hour period
- Total length of the tornado path: approximately 2,600 miles
The outbreak cost $ 843 million and at one point 15 tornadoes were on the ground simultaneously. Hundreds of lives have been lost, 315 people lost and over 5,000 injured.
Notable tornadoes in this event include the Xenia, Ohio Tornado which was an F5 with maximum winds of 300 mph. As a result, 32 people lost their lives in this tornado and more than a thousand were injured.
Other notable tornadoes included the Brandenburg, Ky. Tornado which was also an F5 and killed 31 people. Three other F5-rated tornadoes hit Alabama, each killing more than 20 people.
Of the tornadoes that hit closer to home, there were 1 death in southwestern Virginia and 1 death in southeastern West Virginia. These two tornadoes were of force F3 (158-206 mph).
One of six tornadoes in the state struck Augusta County. This tornado landed near Swoope, crossed I-81 just north of Verona, and finally arose near Weyers Cave. No injuries or deaths occurred with this tornado when it landed at 6:30 am on April 4, 1974. The tornado was an F1 with winds estimated at 95 mph.
In Mount Sidney, large barns and road signs were knocked down. A state soldier noticed the tornado and said it looked half a mile wide. This was unlikely due to the amount of damage. The soldier probably saw the cloud on the wall, the spinning cloud from which a tornado is falling. The terrain may have given the impression that this was the real tornado. Here is an excerpt from today’s Newsleader:
The tornado overturned a tractor-trailer on I-81 near Weyers Cave. A chicken coop was torn between Laurel Hill and Verona, and many trees were cut down, blocking the roads.
The damage in Augusta County was widespread. The town of Staunton was not affected by the tornado.
As a result of this extreme epidemic, many lessons have been learned. Obviously, technology has improved in tornado detection. One of the most important impacts has been the improvement of communication and the warning system.
According to a National Weather Service report, tornado warnings were so frequent that they couldn’t be transmitted quickly enough. This led to the expansion of the weather radio network by NOAA. This is the one that is still used today and is still the best way to receive important warnings. Ultimately, along with the modernization of the National Weather Service’s technology, this also led to improved tornado warning times and accuracy.
Copyright 2021 WHSV. All rights reserved.
What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos
to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]