"Death Out Of Darkness" is a public safety documentary about the deadly tornadoes of the 11-April-1965 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak, which affected portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The film primarily focuses on the devastation across Northern and Central Indiana. Produced in 1966 by the Indiana State Police and WISH-TV in Indianapolis, narrated by Lt. Dave Levendoski. Video from visualarchivist on YouTube. There were 47 tornadoes in less than 12 hours. This was the 3rd deadliest tornado swarm in U.S. history. See Also: Ted Fujita


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50th Anniversary of the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak

To honor the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak US National Weather Service Northern Indiana will be live tweeting the events of that day as they happened. They will begin around 1 PM EDT and conclude around 11 PM EDT. Follow along @NWSIWX and the hashtag ‪#‎PalmSunday50‬

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