Ominous clouds in sky during Super Outbreak of tornadoes in April 1974 that hit regions in many states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York; and the Canadian province of Ontario. Xenia Ohio city manager Bob Stewart seen talking to his wife. A man checks storm on radar during a tornado in United States. A man rolls a machine to other room. During recording, a man shows areas that come in tornado's range. Sheriff dispatcher gives warning to all police and sheriff personnel about the sighted tornado in Montgomery County. Dick Burroughs on phone at Miami Valley Disaster Services in Dayton Ohio. A freigh train entering Xenia, Ohio just as tornado, scene via a student's 8mm camera comes into view and bears down on Xenia Ohio. Tornado hits the city of Xenia. Reenactment as city manager's wife takes call from him warning of tornado and she heads for basement cover. U.S. Air Force dispatches emergency medical convoy from grounds of base hospital at Wright Patterson Field. View of medical staff from the base mobilizing with ambulances and heavy construction battalion. Box 21, an emergency group responds to siren. People gather and discuss their plan include Military Personnel. A man explains situation. Rescuers save victims from tornado and take away dead bodies to temporary morgues.
Scenes of Tornadoes in the U.S. during a Super Outbreak in early April 1974, when a series of tornadoes struck numerous states including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York; and the Canadian province of Ontario. A man receives a call at a radio station during tornado in United States. He goes to door and see outside. He comes back and gives warning on radio. Message received at local emergency center. A man announces warning. A helicopter flies and relays report of tornado sightings from flying helicopter. A man talks on phone giving sighting reports. A meter indicates wind speed. View of tornado bearing down on Louisville Kentucky downtown buildings after having hit state fairgrounds. A cameraman takes video. A man talks at National Warning System. A man points location of tornado on a map. Various departments having meetings. Police jeep on road. Scenes of Tornado. People carry dead ones on stretcher and in hands.
The Pan American Highway Commission officials received by Cameron A. Morrison, Governor of North Carolina. Governor Morrison and the delegates pose for a photo on steps of a building. The commission visits the Highway Equipment Depot near Raleigh and inspects the machinery. They proceed towards University of North Carolina. Traffic signs and direction boards on road sides. University of North Carolina college students give a cheer and greet the group. The commission buses, cars, motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars are seen traveling on highway roads in North Carolina. The commission members observe road machinery and try out the machines including early tractors, graders, scrapers, and plows, trench diggers, and steam shovels. Two delegate members ride in the bucket of a steam shovel. They halt at the newly completed Wilcox Bridge spanning the Yadkin River near Spencer, North Carolina. A view of the caravan on the open-spandrel (open support system) Wilcox Bridge over the Yadkin River and then in a North Carolina town. The group entering Bessemer city in North Carolina, where a welcome banner spans the roadway.
The Great Dismal Swamp in the United States. Views of the swamp land between the border of Virginia and North Carolina. George Washington called the swamp a 'Glorious Paradise'. Scenes show various trees, flowers and insects at the swamp as seen on land and from the viewpoint of a moving boat. Trees in the swamp. A spider on a tree.
The activities and joint demonstrations by the United States Readiness Command (USREDCOM), Brass Key II at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. People gather in a large number to watch the demonstration. Fire power demonstration by the army units. Several infantry weapons being fired and demonstrated. Soldiers fire rifles. They fire M-60 machine guns and M-79 grenade launcher. A simultaneous platoon fire being demonstrated. Anti tank weapons and flamer throwing weapons being demonstrated. Gunners advance on the area under a smoke cover. Recoilless rifle and guided missiles being fired. Shells being fired from 105 mm howitzer. Smoke arises due firing.
The activities and joint demonstrations by the United States Readiness Command (USREDCOM), Brass Key II at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. People gather in a large number to watch the demonstration. Fire power demonstration by the Air Force units. A U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II airplane in flight. Plane drops a laser guided missile. Men watch the plane through binoculars. Smoke from explosion on the target area. Demonstration of gunship operations. U.S. Air Force Lockheed AC-130 airplane in flight. U.S. Air Force A-7 Corsair II airplanes in flight. Laser guided bombs being dropped from the airplanes. Smoke arising from an explosion.