Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on July 9, 1951 · Page 3
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MONDAY, JULY 9, 1931 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THE WEATHER By Associated Pros WIND-WHIPPED rain and hail •hit. the midwest Sunday, causing six deaths and heavy property damage. Severe storms hit parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri and Kansas but in Wisconsin practically the whole state felt the blows of wild weather. Five deaths occurred in Michigan. A sudden gust upset a boat in Crystal Lake, near Greenville, drowning three persons. At Grand Rapids, a man was crushed when £\ tractor overturned as he tried •jo clear his boat channel of a wind-foiled tree. Near Muskegon, a motorist swerved to avoid a large tree limb blown into _ the road and crashed into a ditch, killing his wife. * * # * IN WISCONSIN, WINDS, LKiHTNINO, RAIN AND HAIL, caused damage expected to exceed $ J.000.000. Winds or hurricane intensity downed power lines, ripped roofs off buildings and blocked f roads with felled trees. The St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church across Lake Mendota from Madison was destroyed when it was struck by lightning and set afire. Crops in Pecatonia Valley were ruined when 5.8 inches of rain fell in an eight-hour period. The downtown section of Darlington was under water. * • » * IN IOWA, communities in the northern part of the state were -hit by a sens of hard rains and Iiigh windstorms. Many farm buildings were damaged and power and telephone lines' were out. Central Minnesota took a good •'.-•using with St. Cloud reporting -.1-1 inches of rain in less than an hour. A 55 -mile-on-hour wind grounded wires and knocked down trees and .signs in St. Paul and Minneapolis. At Leavenworth. Kans., a heavy downpour sent Five-Mile creek out of its banks and flooded many •homes. A windstorm disrupted •communications and four minor fires were started by short circuits at Emporia. Heavy rain and hail covered an area northwest of Kansas City. The Missouri river fell after cresting at Lexington, Mo., but it is expected to crest at various points farther south in the state later this week. * * • » ILLINOIS ALSO HAD A TASTE of the wind and rain. Six £ '.nees of rain fell in Sterling, in northwestern Illinois. Telephone service in several communities in Lake county was disrupted and power lines were down in some cjt ies. Heavy showers and thunderstorms stretched along a 150 mile wideband from northeastern Iowa to northern Ohio. There were showers in Montana and widely mattered sections of western Kansas. 3 Hot and humid weather prevailed from the Gulf states to New England and it was hot and dry in the southwest. El Paso. Texas, had a record high temperature of 107 degrees Sunday. Early morning temperatures today included St. Louis 78 Chicago 65, New York 70, Los Angeles 6.1 Here's the book that shows you where. The Know-It-Owl says: LOOK in the YELLOW PAGES -the CLASSIFIED section of your telephone directory— 3 for • LUMBER . 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