Various Towns, SC GA AL Tornado Destruction, Apr 1924
24 PERSONS ARE KILLED IN SOUTHERN TORNADOES.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN $1,000,000 ALSO REPORTED AFTER SERIES OF STORMS WHICH STRIKES FOUR SOUTHERN STATES.
Atlanta, Ga., April 30. -- A dozen towns in four southeastern states bore the brunt of a series of tornadoes that today killed 24 persons, injured more than two score and wrecked property estimated at more than a million dollars.
Reports showed a steadily mounting list of injured, which at 10 o'clock totalled 20.
Greatest damage was indicated at Anderson, S. C., where a tornado at the village of Riverside Mill, killed three persons and injured more than a score. Fifty houses were destroyed and the mill building was damaged. Property loss will reach a half million dollars, it was estimated.
Word from Macon, Ga., stated that a storm killed three persons there.
At Opelika, Ala., four negroes were reported killed and five others missing. Twelve houses in a negro settlement were demolished.
At Greenville, Ala., four persons are said to have been injured and two negroes are missing. Property damage was estimated at $150,000.
From Albany, Ga., word was received that considerable property damage resulted but that no one was injured.
At Lawrenceville, Ga., six persons were reported injured and property damage of $200,000 was done. A church was blown down and a mill village was partially demolished.
Twenty houses and barns were levelled by a tornado at Autaugaville, Ala., and several head of livestock killed. A church was badly damaged.
All available doctors and nurses left Anderson S. C., early today for the Riverside mill village when word came indicating that damage probably was much greater than at first reported.
Three persons were reported killed today when a school house, 12 miles from Columbus, S. C., was wrecked.
Physicians and nurses were rushed from Spartanburg, S. C., to Walnut Grove, 11 miles away, to determine the extent of damage and probable loss of life there in a storm today.
The Charleston Daily Mail West Virginia 1924-04-30