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10-29 Xenia Tornado Path of Destruction

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Marker Details

Title, side A
Galloway Log House
Title, side B
Xenia Tornado-April 3, 1974
Address
74 W. Church Street
Xenia, 45385
Location
Greene County Historical Society
Latitude
39.6872090
Longitude
-83.9308720
Subjects
Log Cabins, Xenia

Picture Details

Title
Xenia Tornado Path of Destruction
Caption
This photograph, taken by the United States Air Force on April 4, 1974, documents the path of destruction left by the tornado that struck Greene County earlier that day. On April 4, 1974 an F5 tornado (the most intense tornado, reaching speeds of over 261 miles per hour) hit Xenia. It touched down at 4:30 p.m. nine miles southwest of Xenia and entered town at 4:40 p.m. Of 25,000 residents, 33 were killed and 1600 were injured. More than 1400 buildings were damaged or destroyed and total estimated damages exceeded $400 million. Xenia was declared a national disaster area, and the American Red Cross, as well as several hundred Ohio National Guard troops, moved into Xenia for several weeks to assist with the rescue and clean up. The Xenia tornado was the deadliest and most damaging of storms that comprised the "Super Outbreak," that occurred April 3 and 4, 1974, when 148 storms hit thirteen states (Om3128_001).