The 1924 Tornado in Lorain & Sandusky

Deadliest in Ohio History

Author: Betsy D'Annibale

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing


Category: Social Science

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June 28, 1924, dawned hot and sunny, with fluffy white clouds hovering over a blue and inviting Lake Erie. For two Ohio communities, Lorain and Sandusky, the day ended in unimaginable disaster. In the late afternoon, the blue sky turned dark, and the wispy white puffs morphed into a mass of black thunderclouds as a monster formed on the lake. An F4 tornado, unexpected and not understood, was born from a thunderstorm on the now turbulent waters of Lake Erie. It charged ashore, smashing into Sandusky, retreated again to the lake and then headed east before turning abruptly south to make landfall in Lorain. Before the massive funnel lifted, it would destroy a city, create death records still unbroken and change the lives of thousands of people.

Descriptions of Bench Marks in the United States

Reprinted from Appendix 3, Report for 1903, Precise Leveling in the United States, 1900-1903, with a Readjustment of the Level Net and Resulting Elevations

Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey



Category: Bench-marks

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