In honor of the 45th anniversary of the Xenia Tornado, listen to a special presentation from WHIO Radio's Todd Hollst. The twister was part of a ?€œSuper Outbreak?€ which documented 148 tornadoes in 13 states. The deadliest of the outbreak, the Xenia Tornado was an F5, and killed 33 people while ...

A look back at 3 of the most devastating tornadoes in Ohio history

Monday night a series of tornadoes ripped through the Miami Valley and the region killing one in Mercer County and injuring scores of others.

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Here are 3 of the biggest tornadoes to come through Ohio:

• April 11, 1965, was the second most dangerous single day for tornadoes in Ohio, (the first happening in 1924). A total of 11 tornadoes were reported in those 24 hours. These tornadoes tore through Shelby, Preble, Greene and Fairfield counties, just to name a few. Tornadoes reached F4 conditions, according to Fujita ratings, and killed 60 people in total.

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Aerial photos show the devastation left behind in Xenia after the F5 tornado that struck April 3, 1974. Contributed
Photo: Staff Writer

• Possibly one of the most powerful tornadoes to ever hit Ohio happened in Xenia in 1974. There was a reported F5 tornado touchdown. A total of 32 people were killed from this storm, and most of the city was either damaged or destroyed.

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• The Montgomery/Blue Ash tornado tore through Ohio on April 9, 1999. There were recorded F2/F3 damages left throughout the area. More than 500 homes were damaged along with the death of four people and multiple injuries.

April 4 1974: The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the major Xenia tornado of 1974. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE:

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