40th Anniversary of Tornado Outbreak Remembered at Franklin Drive-in Theater

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By Melissa Warren | 

FRANKLIN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Forty years ago today, one of the worst outbreaks of deadly tornadoes tore through the southeast, including our area.

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To remember the storms, the Franklin Drive-in held a free showing of the documentary "Day of the Killer Tornadoes," followed by the movie "Twister."

The American Red Cross was on hand to accept donations for storm damage relief, and local meteorologists and students educated people about how to prepare for these storms.

"Tonight, we're helping the Red Cross out by distributing fliers to talk about the apps they have, as well as making sure everyone knows about tornado safety, especially with the severe weather that's going to be coming in later on, to help them be prepared for what's to come," said WKU Meteorology Club member Will Paschall

Our very own Chris Allen was also at tonight's event to raise awareness for storm preparedness as we head into tornado season.

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