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c TORNADO RIPS TEN ARE DEAD Divisions, t h e , Aliceville, Alabama, Center wall Of Loss, Floods. Cold Add to Misery BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 8 -- (JP) -- At least 10 dead, widespread suffering and wrecked property lay in the wake of a swirling storm on the Alabama- Mississippi boundary today while the south's farm population faced the menace of pounding r a floods and icy temperatures. All the known deaths from the tornado that struck yesterday were at Aliceville, Ala. Scores were injured in A 1 a bama and Mississippi, as homes were levelled. Emergency s t a tions wore organized quickly and doctors and nurses rushed i n j ?_. storn } , area ;. Meanwhile, life and property half was threatened by gathering floods on the .Cahaba. Alabama T'nrnHirTrlAA riVPrR in A I 3- that the be- into play a team the from and Tornbigbec rivers in A 1 bama and the St. Francis Red rivers in Arkansas and and Louisiana. Lowland dwellers along t h Cahaba and Tombigbee iled t o High Winds on Coast The onslaught of the elements was completed by freezing temperatures within a great circle reaching southwest toward t h coast, and by gale winds a l the gulf fringe. : = Blinding snow accompanied the but i cold in some regions. t r t » - | f h f S / M - » ' l U 1 ' in The gale on the coast whipped up Mobile bay. inundating a threatening severe damage to by ei- [°r.g causeways of j bridge. wn:ch spans the bay. Whilo Hnnporons winds The win. the in be ^-TM ^^ j£ While dangerous winds a n rising floods caused m o r e immediate concern, probably, t h greatest damage was from t heavy rain that washed away seed and fertilizer southern farmers put in the ground with the advent of "calendar" spring. Many southern farmers saw their young crops killed by t h cold. Farm agents reported that fruit and berry crops likely would suffer heavily. The dead from the Alabama tornado were Mr. ar.d Mrs. Alex Hudgins of Aliceville and eight negroes. Reports from the storm area said many persons s a themselves by seeking the shelter of storm pits. From t h underground shelters some saw their homes swept away.

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  1. The Ada Weekly News,
  2. 14 Apr 1938, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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