Decatur, AL Storm, Mar 1902

DECATUR Ala., March 28 -- A severe wind and rain storm accompanied by hail struck this place this afternoon, lasting one hour. Great damage was done. All northbound Louisville & Nashville trains are laid out here indefinitely, owing to the washouts and wrecked bridges. Haywood Roberts, a white man and Tom Evans, colored, were killed by live electric wires which were blown down.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 29 Mar 1902