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I was in Pharmacy School at Kentucky then and all we could do was listen to the devastation on the radio as we watched funnel clouds moving over Richmond Road praying that our loved ones and friends were safe. I left the next morning early and returned to Louisville and thankfully everyone survived although some received incredible damages to their homes and property.

After I knew all were safe I went out with my buddy Howard Klempner, who woked for the city then and we photographed some of the areas of devastation. These are not our photos but are those compiled by Johnny Ubie who does a fantastic job archiving Louisville's past. I wish we still had our photos to give him.

The devastaing images we saw will live in my mind forever. I vividly remember additional destruction we witnessed which did not show up in these. A huge Water Company 12 foot plus high iron fence (which is now a concrete wall) looked like it was stepped on slanting forward along Stilz Ave at Frankfort Ave, in the same area a house lifed off its foundation and moved 3 feet and then dropped back on its foundation in the Hillcrest Ave area, one house spared another completely destroyed in Northfield, another with it's second floor completely removed and the first seemingly sparred, at my Uncles just down the street a 2 by 4 slung through the house going squarely into an inner bathroom. So much for hiding in an inner bathroom.

Yeah it was beyond horrible and yet you wouldn't know it ever happened today when you drive through Bardstown Road, Cherokee Park, Frankfort Ave, Indian Hills or Northfield along with the many other areas that were so hard hit. Amazing and yet something we should never forget when Kevin Harned says to seek safety and that tornando warning sounds off.

Here's an amazing link (and its at the end of these photos too) with WHAS reporting live "movement" that day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpegQ0-1ZwU Really worth listening too! Includes Dick Gilbert reporting live from Skywatch 84. Bill DeReamer can you imagine flying around that!

Thank you Johnny Ubie for keeping all these and other photos fresh in our minds so that our past can always be remembered and cherished.

Check out and like his page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.backinthegoodolddays/permalink/135816526627688/?comment_id=470325733176764&notif_t=group_comment_reply&notif_id=1459699910206675

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