Water Company has exhibit on 1974 tornado outbreak

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by WHAS11

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Posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 3 at 10:02 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—April 3rd will always be a day to remember locally, known for the tornado outbreak of 1974.

This April 3, will mark 40 years since the nation’s second deadliest tornado outbreak.

The F-4 tornado created a 22-mile path of destruction in Louisville and severe damage in Crescent Hill.

The Louisville Water Company’s Crescent Hill plant and reservoir were in the path of the monster tornado. For this anniversary, the Water Company has set up a exhibit at its Waterworks Museum.

Pictures of the damage and a video about natural disasters, including their impact on the Louisville Water Company.

"This site here at Zorn Ave. was not impacted by the tornado, but our facilities at Crescent Hill were,” Kelley Dearing-Smith, with the Louisville Water Company said. “One thing that's very interesting about the Crescent Hill facilities is that the tornado of 1974, it's the only time in Louisville Water's history that we've had to ask customers to conserve water."

The Waterworks Museum is at the Water Tower Park on River Road and it is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.
 

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