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

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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 ...

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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

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

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

• 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.

>> PHOTOS: The 1974 Xenia tornado

• 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.

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April 4 1974: The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the major Xenia tornado of 1974. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1974_04_04.jpg

April 4 1974:  The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the major Xenia tornado of 1974. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1974_04_04.jpg

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April 4 1974: The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the major Xenia tornado of 1974. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1974_04_04.jpg

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