1913 Omaha, Neb. Tornado newspaper article. - TMalmay
wno for announced for ol New States be abort Smith, 219 BODIES FOUND IN OMAHA DEBRIS Snow and Gold Add to Tornado Horror in Nebraska ! cir- a best he TJn- in on a bands tbe number. In .to Omaha, N e b , March 28--Shivering from the coid and the awe inspired tfee nature of their work, score* of men* women and children struggled thÂ« snow to rescue the dead or bodies of relatives and fneada who lay burled beneath the wreckage of homes and buildings which weie crumbled Ilk* egg shells by thÂ« tornado which swept with death-dealing force over Nebraska and Iowa Sunday, killing moÂ»e than 150 persons in Omaha atone. The latest reports give the number of injured at 320, \vhile the death list has increased 17, to 219. The total number of missing persons has materially increased. Relatives of persons living witlhin the area etrteken by the tornado ar-e arriving in Omaha. From many of came reports of missing friends or relatives This, it is said, will swell the death list. FXmeral* and burials were held from all churdhes and homes. Cemeteries are thronged witli grieving iCrienda and relative*, FVMir tbouÂ«aaÂ« iwrsons afe feontt- less. Wholly or partially demolished homes number 1,669, according to figures compiled by the relief committee. The figures do not include ohurohes and schools and private mercantile institutions. Three city of ficials are authority for the statement thai the homes alone represent a property loss of $5,000,000. This figure connected with the value of other property, such as railroad Â·wires and rails, raises the entire loss to $11,500.000.