Editor’s note: The photos for this story previously contained images from an unrelated tornado hitting the region. The photos have been removed from our story. Click here for coverage on the anniversary of the 1972 tornado. We regret the error
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The tornado that swept through the Portland and Vancouver metro areas on April 5, 1972 left behind a massive trail of destruction stretching from marinas on the south side of the Columbia River to farms, stores and schools on the north side.