Brazil, IN Thunderstorm Damage, June 1894
HAVOC AT BRAZIL.
WIND STORM BLOWS DOWN A FIRE ALARM TOWER.
CITY HALL COMPLETELY WRECKED.
THE TOWER FALLING THEREUPON -- NARROW ESCAPE OF FIREMEN AND CITIZENS -- ROOF OF A MILL CARRIED AWAY AND MUCH GLASS BROKEN.
Indianapolis, June 25. -- A special to The Sentinel from Brazil, Ind., says:
A terrific wind and rain storm struck this city, coming from the northwest. The city hall was completely wrecked by the fire alarm tower being blown down upon it. The bell, which weighs several tons, came smashing through the roof where the firemen and several citizens were sitting and narrowly escaped killing Constable PAT TURLONG, who was literally covered with the debris of the wreck. The building is completely wrecked. The roof of the spike mill was also blown off and many large plate glass windows were broken in the business houses by the awnings being blown down and the iron rods being blown through them. Large shade trees were blown across the street car tracks, which stopped traffic for several hours. Old citizens say it is the worst storm they ever witnessed.
Logansport Pharos Indiana 1894-06-25