Jef Kidd - tornado

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Jef Kidd - tornado - FOUR DIE IN TORNADO (Continued From Pg 1-A)...
FOUR DIE IN TORNADO (Continued From Pg 1-A) from Clovis, N.M., to Gage, Okla. "Thunderstorms are e.xpccled to and her 'brother were walching television and told them develop in eastern New Tuesday afternoon ,,,, , , ... ,, ,, mesaav aiiernocn ; pen." Carroll said that was the last he recalled until someone picked him and Davidson off the ground. Both suffered cuts and bruises. In addition to wrecking the trailer on the cast side of Friaria, the twisfer tore, up half a section of bleacher seats at the high school football field on the west side of town. Friona is a 2,000 residents. "Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are expected during the period from -1 p.m. to 10 p.m. the area along and 60 miles on either side of a line from Clovis N.SI., lo Gage, Okla." Included in the warned were Amarillo, Borger, pa... t ,_, Dajharl, Dumas, LilHefi'eld, Heret- WL-SI sioe o i - . , town of rbout! forci ' Canyon ' Canadian and Sham jroc!;. Just outside the zone were Heavy rain accompanied the tornado in Friona. The wind broke many windows and snapped television aerials. Hail fell near the Plainvicw and Lcvelland. All the upper Panhandle except a triangle in the northwest above U.S. Highway 54 were in the town. Water "ran" more" than' one ^ r ? edj , belt ' Ml ot fhe wnlral fool riwn in il» ^iro^f^ snri ,,!,,,. Panhandle and nearly all Ihc fool deep in the streets and electrical power was off for a lime. We!) ahead of (he storm the Weather Bureau placed rnosl of the Texas Panhandle under a tornado alert as a swift moving Pacific cool front zoomed toward ihe slate with a promise of needed rain. Hard rain and hail also battered an area just west of Amarillo between the U. ^. helium plant and the community o/ Bushland. There also was hail at Adrian and Vega west of Amarillo. Thunderstorms brought oiher rain around Hereford, farther Western Panhandle, were in the zone. Other tornado forecasts were issued for parts of eastern Colorado, south central Oklahoma and western Kansas. The front was expected to dot Texas with rains. Winds with gusts up to about 40 miles an hour kicked up dust at Brownsville. The winds measured 45 miles an hour at Houston. Visibility at Brownsville slipped lo miles. Some light rain fell in the Panhandle and upper Red River Valley before noon. Showers later southwest of Amarillo, and in the|' cs ' before noon - Snra 'ers later Clarendon vicinity, southeast ofp ril * letl Mineral \Vells and the Amarillo pnchlands northeast and north- As the' turbulent storms rolled l'I cst of San Ant(m '° Panhandle-' $125, Money Box Reported Stolen in waves across Ibe Plains sector, vicious winds start ed rising in some places down- stale. Just south of Dallas telephone lines were knocked down and a, number of trees toppled east of I Theft of a money box with $125 Duncanville on the Camp Wisdom]cash was reported lo Del Sgt R ° Aad - . 1C. V. Strickland by J. 0. Cullam Amarillo was near the center;al Buyers Credit Corp 279 N of the area covered by the lornado;\Villis. alerl-a stretch of countryside J2oi It disappeared between 11-30 miles wide and centered on a linetond 4 p.m. Monday, he said.

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  1. Abilene Reporter-News,
  2. 13 Apr 1960, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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