Tornado Debris, 1973

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Tornado Debris, 1973


On April 1, 1973, an F-3 strength tornado tore through Fairfax County, leaving an estimated $14 million in damages and making the county eligible for federal disaster assistance. Winds were estimated at 125 miles per hour. Woodson High School was particularly hard hit, as shown by debris collected on the athletic field.


Courtesy Safety and Security Office, Fairfax County Public Schools