Thursday, April 3, 2014
APRIL 3 = Killer Tornadoes Strike Ohio
The Tornado Rips Through Saylor Park in Cincinnati
There were a series of tornadoes that earlier struck parts of southern Indiana from north of Brandenburg, Kentucky, into southwest Ohio. The funnel cloud pictured above in a photo by Andrew Mac Gregor was then crossing the Ohio River. It began shortly before 4:30 pm (Central time) in southeastern Indiana in Ohio County north of Rising Sun near the Ohio River. It then tore through Boone County, Kentucky, before getting to it's worst in the western suburbs of Cincinnati. I was at a friend's home when it
Xenia, Ohio is Flattened
The city of Xenia, Ohio was nearly wiped out by this treacherous monster storm. Xenia was not very large to begin with, with a population of 27,000. But in fifteen minutes, this small community of proud hard-working citizens had seen a twister cut through 3.5 miles of its center on a path which was 1.5 mile wide. 34 people were killed and over 500 were injured. "We had about thirty seconds warning before it hit." said one resident. "All you could hear was wind the crashes and people praying." Peggy Schmidt went onto her front porch with her daughter Michele and saw the funnel coming towards her home as it cut through property in its way. "It looks like it's full of birds." her daughter said. "Those aren't birds." Peggy said. "That's debris!!" Mrs. Schmidt and her daughter ran inside. "We went into the downstairs bedroom and opened the sliding glass door, like they said to do so there wouldn't be any suction. Then we laid
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"Darkest Hours: A Narrative Encyclopedia of Worldwide Disasters from Ancient Times to the Present" by Jay Robert Nash, Wallaby Books, New York, 1977