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Video: Looking back at the 1975 tornado

August 22, 2015 | Joe Comstock | flashback, history, video
1975 tornado, OPPD crews fixing damage from the storm

Never take a tornado warning lightly.

On May 6, 1975, a destructive tornado tore through Omaha, Neb., and many who lived through it have stories to tell about where they were that day. People don’t forget storms like that.

Three people died, but officials – including the city’s mayor – said they felt extremely fortunate that more people weren’t killed. The F4 twister left a 10-mile trail of destruction that leveled homes and businesses. It touched down in late afternoon, and passed several schools, neighborhoods, businesses and busy intersections.

The above video looks back at the 1975 tornado.

1975 tornado infographic

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About Joe Comstock

Joe Comstock, after 16 years of working as a designer, art director, illustrator and sculptor in Los Angeles, moved back to Omaha and is currently a content generalist at OPPD. Skilled in all things creative, he can make the mundane - magical, the trite - tantalizing and the difficult – digestible. Along with being a lover of alliteration, he has a keen interest in golf, paintball, hunting and not doing yard work. His California wife moved back with him and loves everything but the winters. His two children are both stand-up comedians.

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