remember watching the storm arrive - a yellow ochre
mustard, slimy green mass - coming across the lake."
Quote from Robert Burch - Survivor of the Coldwater Lake, MI F4 tornado.
(1) The Event -------- (2) Photo Archive -------- (3) News Articles -------- (4) Firsthand Accounts
April 11, 1965, the second deadliest tornado outbreak (to date) transpired across
the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region.
This page is dedicated to the 256 lives lost , and to the survivors whom endured the events on that tragic day in Midwest history.
Additional Palm Sunday Outbreak URL's:
National Weather Service - Northern Indiana
National Weather Service - Indianapolis, Indiana
National Weather Service - Grand Rapids, Michigan
National Weather Service - Detroit, Michigan
NOAA: The Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak
and images compiled for online presentation by Blake Naftel. Information sources:
The Elkhart Truth, The Goshen News, The South Bend Tribune, The Mishawaka
Times, United Press International, Associated Press, WSBT-TV 22 South Bend,
Indiana, WNDU-TV 16 South Bend, Indiana, Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991;
Thomas P. Grazulis, Dr. Theodore Fujita; The University of Chicago, Dan Cherry,
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