Various Towns, OK, KS Tornado And Storms, June 1936
STORMS FATAL TO 9, PROPERTY DAMAGE HIGH.
TORNADOES KILL 5, LIGHTNING BOLTS FELL 3 AND 1 DROWNS IN OKLAHOMA, KANSAS.
HOSPITAL PATIENTS BARELY ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURY.
BRIDGES, RESIDENCES, CROPS BEAR BRUNT OF ONSLAUGHT OF ELEMENTS; CANADIAN RIVER RISING.
Oklahoma City, June 6 -- (AP) -- Twisters, floods, lightning, hail and torrential rains left nine persons dead in Oklahoma and Kansas today and caused widespread property damage and suffering.
Tornadoes that roared into isolated Oklahoma communities killed five and one man drowned. Lightning bolts felled the other three.
Twelve patients in a Waurika hospital missed injury today when a tornado ripped the roof from the building, then dropped it back, broken.
Nurses, seeing the oncoming twister, carried the patients to the lower floor where they escaped injury
Another twister struck today at nearby Hastings, killing a farmer's wife, overturning three business buildings and wrecking homes.
The list of dead:
MRS. L. F. BREWER, killed when her farm home near Hastings, Okla., was wrecked by a tornado.
GEORGE ELB, 65, farmer, killed by lightning near Clay Center, Kas.
RANDALL BUSH, 36, an invalid killed when a tornado demolished a home near Snyder, Okla.
MARSHALL WOOD, 85, night watchman at Burban, Okla., killed when wind wrecked a building.
MRS. ELIZABETH JOHNSTON of Ada, Okla., who died at a Campfire Girl's camp near Ponca City, Okla., of what was described as an apopletic stroke induced by fright.
HENRY C. HARDEN, 45, farmer, killed by lightning near El Dorado, Kas.
BUDDY CLEEVER, 24, Minco, Okla., farmer killed by lightning.
The infant son of MR. and MRS. FLOYD ANSON, farmers, killed near Uncas, Okla., when their house was unroofed.
LESTER B. HENRY, middle aged Oklahoma farmer, drowned.
Floods on four rivers, two of them serious, added to the havoc of rain, hail and lightning which swept across Oklahoma during the last 48 hours.
Three railroad bridges across the Cimarron river were damaged and highway bridges were out in several sections. Crops suffered from hail.
A tornadic wind swept through the center of Nowata, Okla., last night causing extensive damage to oil and farm properties. Several homes, a hay barn and one business building were demolished at Delaware, Okla., and virtually every residence in the town was damaged.
A crest of eight feet or higher on the North Canadian river at Canton, Okla., was forecast for tomorrow. More than 100 acres of lowlands already are under water in the vicinity.
At Clinton, Okla., where the Washita river sprawled over a wide area yesterday, flood danger was believed past as the river level began dropping. The South Canadian river started falling at Norman today.
The News And Tribune Jefferson City Missouri 1936-06-07