Covington, KY Storm, May 1902

Cincinnati, O., May 20.---The most terrific rain storm ever known here raged shortly before noon today. Willow Run near Covington, Ky., rose almost in an instant and washed the foundation from under a house which was wrecked. Mrs. George Fleischman and child, William, are dead and it is feared that others are in the debris.

The Newark Advocate, Newark, OH 20 May 1902


A terrific waterspout struck the southern suburbs of Covington, Ky., and passed up the Miami valley with damages reported from as far as Dayton. Near Covington the water rolled down the hills in a wave 20 feet deep and 100 yards wide.

The residence of Edward Wohrley was carried four blocks and dashed to pieces. The house was occupied by four families. All escaped except Mrs. Flachner and Willie Willen, aged four who were drowned.

Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, IA 21 May 1902