Guin 40 years later: surviving an F-5 tornado

GUIN, Ala. (WIAT) – In 1974, a tornado tore through the town of Guin, Alabama, leaving a path of destruction and claiming more than 20 lives.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of that deadly storm. Mark Prater met with survivors of that tornado. They shared their, often horrific, stories and memories of surviving an F-5 twister with more than 300 mph winds.

Hear their stories in a special three part series on CBS42. The series kicks off on CBS42 News at 5, then part 2 will be on CBS42 New at 6. The third and final piece will air tonight on CBS42 News at 10.

Talking with survivors that made it through the F-5 tornado with winds at over 300 mph

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