Cisco, TX Tornado, Apr 1922

Garage Lifted Over Car by the Storm of Apr 5, 1923, Cisco, Texas Part of the Storm Damage at the Hospital, Cisco Storm, Apr 1922 Cisco Texas Tornado


CISCO, Texas, April 8. -- Mrs. R. W. Turner, 60, was probably fatally injured, and six or eight others slightly hurts, in a storm which hit Cisco, at 8 o'clock this morning. Property damage will probably reach $15,000, Mayor J. M. Williamson said.

The storm hit the city about 8 o'clock, coming from the west, accompanied by a heavy rainfall.  Mrs. Turner lived in a small house in the east part of the city which was wrecked, and her injuries resulted from falling timbers.  Others injured were occupants of two or three other houses in that section which were demolished.

Plate glass in a garage and in the Masonic Temple was blown out.  The Broadway Theater is reported to have suffered considerable damage. The Katy freight depot was practically wrecked, the mayor said.

"It was a hard straight wind," Mayor Williamson said. "At first it was feared there had been a heavy toll of life and property, but reports to me at this hour indicated there will probably be but one fatality and the property damage will not exceed $15,000." The rain ceased about 9:30 o'clock.

Cisco was visited years ago by a cyclone which practically demolished the business district and took a heavy toll of lives.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX 8 Apr 1922