Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967 (Images of America) by Kevin Korst PDF

By Kevin Korst

The morning of April 21, 1967, used to be crisp and transparent, marking the coming of spring. because the day stepped forward, darkish clouds coated the skies over Oak garden, and a dangerous twister touched down within the village in advance of 5:30 p.m. slicing during the intersection of ninety fifth highway and Southwest street and remarkable somewhere else, the hurricane left mountains of particles and over 30 humans lifeless in its wake. Oak garden neighborhood highschool, St. Gerald Catholic Church, and the golf green great Mart have been one of the constructions broken or destroyed by way of the excessive winds. After the catastrophe, rescue employees and volunteers poured into Oak garden to go looking for survivors, whereas Christ group clinic and different associations handled greater than four hundred injured humans. The large cleanup, which took weeks to accomplish, observed particles hauled out or disposed of in managed fires. regardless of the scope of the devastation, some of the affected buildings have been repaired or rebuilt inside 12 months.

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