Kent, WA 12/12/1969

F3 Tornado in Kent, WA 12/12/1969

Someone my dad worked with at Boeing snapped this photo of an F3 tornado touching down in Kent on Dec 12, 1969. This photo is extremely rare!

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Carol Andrus says ... on Wednesday, Oct 15 at 8:02 PM

In class at Mt. Rainier HS. Power went out just before the end of the school day. Rumor went around it had been knocked out by a tornado, which nobody believed--until we saw the damage up at the Kent-Des Moines/Pacific Highway intersection!

joefuss says ... on Saturday, Jun 15 at 6:53 AM

In Dec '69 my Brother came home to Stanwood from his tour in Vietnam and I remember how excited I was seeing a photo of this tornado emblazoned across the front page of the Everett Herald.

diane reising says ... on Wednesday, May 22 at 10:27 PM

i was outside the library at highline college as this one passed thru, took down trees in the lower parking lot, turned a house around in kent.

SheilaKA says ... on Wednesday, May 22 at 4:17 PM

I remember that one...I was outside in Federal Way. (Clueless, of course). I was 10 years old. The sky turned a sickly purple-green and there was hail.

Roland Anderson says ... on Wednesday, May 22 at 2:28 AM

I saw this tornado in the Kent valley from I-5 driving home from work at Boeing.

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