Great Bend, KS Tornado, Nov 1915
TORNADO SWEEPS THRU NEBRASKA, KANSAS AND IOWA.
GREAT BEND RUINS BURST INTO FLAME AND THREAT FINISH.
INITIAL FORCE STRIKES GREAT BEND, KAS. -- KILLS FROM DOZEN TO TWENTY AND INJURES MORE THAN HUNDRED.
HALF MILLION LOSS MANY BUILDINGS GONE.
TERRIFIC WIND AND RAIN HITS OTHER TOWNS, SPREADING WIDER AND DIMINISHING IN FORCE AS STORM MOVED NORTH.
(Associated Press Telegram)
Great Bend, Kas., Nov. 10. -- Twelve persons were killed and more than one hundred injured, many of them seriously in a cyclone which swept thru the residence section of Great Bend at seven thirty tonight.
The property loss is estimated at half million dollars. The city water plant, a laundry, three flouring mills, the Santa Fe depot and 50 residences were demolished. Santa Fe passenger train No. 5, narrowly escaped the path of the storm, which swept thru the southern part of the city.
Several thousand sheep were killed, the animals being hurled into the air as the cyclone struck their feeding place. The city tonight is in darkness and without water supply.
Every available man tonight is tearing thru the debris in an effort to release many imprisoned.
Great damage was done to the country southwest of here from which direction the storm approached without warning.
Many of those injured were caught in their homes which were picked up from their foundations and crushed.
At a late hour tonight a list of those killed and injured was not available, due to the confusion.
Read articles about the deadly tornado that hit Great Bend, Kansas on November 10, 1915, killing 11 people and causing over 1 million in damages. (below)