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WATCH: Tom McKee recalls covering the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974

Posted at 2:43 PM, Apr 03, 2014
and last updated 2018-04-03 12:02:12-04

WCPO reporter Tom McKee was on the job just a few months when the Tornado Super Outbreak struck in April 1974, 44 years ago Tuesday.

McKee was dispatched to cover the impact of the severe storms in the Tri-State, and vividly remembers the tragic events of that day, and the effort to rebuild following it.

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"We got down Interstate 75 close to where (I-74) is now, and then all of a sudden, dancing over Price Hill and over the west side, you could see it," McKee said.

Watch McKee's unique recollection of the storms in the media player above. 

Video above produced by WCPO's Libby Duebber. Watch more video in the player below from WCPO's longtime photographer Ronnie Fischer.