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Families share memories of 1924
tornado that hit Lorain, Sandusky

Morning Journal [Lorain, OH], by Ron Vidika

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Posted By:Harlowe, 6/28/2014 4:58:41 PM

LORAIN — It was Lorain’s darkest day. It was 90 years ago today: June 28, 1924. Vi Elek of Lorain recently described what her parents told her about the infamous twister of 1924. (Snip) “It got so black. Like night. It went from sunshine to midnight,” she said her parents told her. Elek, 85, said her parents detailed to her the horror of events that began shortly after 5 p.m. on a warm and sunny Saturday in late June. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fujita Tornado Damage Scale, an F4 tornado packs winds of 207 to 260

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A look back when technology was not what it is today. When additional emergency medical help had to come from Cleveland (28 miles east of Lorain), using two-lane roadways for lack of super highways; with maximum ambulance speed of approximately 45 miles per hour; when streetcars were the primary mode of transportation; and, when residential telephones were in limited usage.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Namma, 6/28/2014 6:35:38 PM     (No. 9903700)

did you read it was Mother Natures fault..not climate change!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ken M., 6/28/2014 9:57:06 PM     (No. 9903825)

Thanks for posting this. That´s familiar territory to me (Oberlin, Elyria); although I spent my childhood years in western PA.

Plenty of mid-westerners here can vouch for this, tho I saw it only once, as a kid in the´50s -- strange, violent Wx, as the sky -- and it seemed like lots of other stuff -- turned green. Horrifying.

(BTW, am NOT an Oberlin alumnus; I´m an LDotter)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 2dogs, 6/28/2014 10:09:21 PM     (No. 9903839)

I was born and raised in Elyria, right next to Lorain, and I never knew this! But yes, in the 50´s there were summer storms with much drama, green and black skies!


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Reply 4 - Posted by: sudmuf, 6/29/2014 5:56:12 AM     (No. 9903969)

Toledo had bad tornados hit on Palm Sunday in the mid sixties (can´t remember the exact year ´65 or ´66, I think).
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So was it Bush or global warming that did it?

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