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Kansas City, MO Tornado, May 1909 - To the Cellar in Time

TO THE CELLAR JUST IN TIME.

The Addintons, in the First House Struck, Barely Escaped.

The family of W. M. Addington at 657 Arlington avenue, just north of Chicago & Alton railway tracks were the storm’s first victims. The Addingtons heard it coming and ran to the basement. The next moment an “L” bedroom was blown from the house. Pictures and clothing hanging on the inner wall of the room were undisturbed. Everything else in it was carried away.

“It was all over in a minute,” Mrs. Addington said. “It struck the house before we could get to the bottom of the cellar steps and then everything was quiet again.”

The Kansas City Times, Kansas City, MO 15 May 1909

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