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Recap: Severe Weather Outbreak Hits South, Midwest on Apr. 2-3, 2014

April 4, 2014

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms with tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds hit parts of the mid-Mississippi Valley and South on Apr. 3, 2014.

(FULL RECAPS: Texas Tornadoes, Baseball Hail | Tornado Confirmed in St. Louis Metro)

This was, coincidentally, the 40th anniversary of one of the nation's worst tornado outbreaks, the 1974 Superoutbreak.

In addition, flooding was widespread from Missouri to the Ohio Valley. April 3 was the fourth wettest day on record in Evansville, Ind. (4.96 inches). Numerous vehicles were abandoned in high water, and water was seen shooting out of sewers just after midnight.

Numerous high water rescues were required in the city of New Albany, Ind. A mudslide blocked one lane of Interstate 64, there. Homes were flooded on the southeast side of Harrisburg, Ill.

MORE: Apr. 3, 2014 Severe Weather

Damage from severe weather is seen near Camden Fairview High School in Camden, Ark., on April 4, 2014. (Eric Hicks/weather.com)

 


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