Cincinnati April 3 1974 F5 Tornado
F5 Cincinnati April 3, 1974 Tornado - Stunning to Behold
On April 3, 1974 I witnessed the F5 tornado start to break up and go back up into the sky. I was standing in the middle of Riddle View Lane in Clifton Heights.
This tornado touched ground at about 5:30 PM just north of Rising Sun, Indiana. It then crossed over the mighty Ohio River into northern Kentucky. It then re-crossed the Ohio River targeting Sayler Park, the far-western Cincinnati suburb along the Ohio River.
After pulverizing the floating restaurant on a barge my father-in-law built, and countless houses and businesses in Sayler Park, the swirling tornado then clawed its way up out of the river valley ravaging Bridgetown, Mack, Dent, and Delhi, Ohio.
This tornado was just one of many in the historic Super Tornado Outbreak that spanned April 3-4, 1974.
By the time it got to White Oak, it started to dissipate. This is when it came into view on my street, as seen in the above photograph. Here are a few other photos of the beast that moments before killed three people and injured 210 others.