South Florida Sun Sentinel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 4, 1992 · Page 18
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South Florida Sun Sentinel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida · Page 18

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18A Sun-Sentinel, Sunday, October 4, 1992 TORNADOES Tornado leaves Pinellas victims dazed Saturday, was gone in only five minutes. "I crouched down and then heard the windows pop in the bedroom, so I ran back into the shower and pulled the shower curtain over me," Hyatt, 33, said. She then heard glass shatter as the windows blew out. That is when her husband, Tom, took their children, 8 and 2, and lay down on top of them in another bathroom. "I can't believe we're all OK," Kathy Hyatt said. The Hyatts climbed out to see neighbors walking in a daze where houses were leveled in scattered blocks at Autumn Run, a subdivision where Pinellas Park Police spokesman Lee Ler-chen said more than a hundred homes were damaged. The Hyatts boarded a bus with 20 of their neighbors for a shelter at an elementary school, where they spent the rest of the afternoon trying to reach their insurance companies. Police said at least three people were killed in Pinellas Park and a fourth person died in Largo. The Associated Press PINELLAS PARK - Kathy Hyatt was taking a shower when a tornado rearranged her house on Saturday morning and forced her family into a shelter. "Everything that was in our living room is in our kitchen, and everything in our kitchen is in our garage," said Hyatt, who is 6 'A months pregnant. The tornado, one of many spawned by a furious low-pressure system that tore across the northern two-thirds of Florida on Eye exam and - i ' . r- ..; .:.. , ' , , . v -; 1 . - '" -w ''1 - Mary Jane Muttull, of Pinellas FROM PAGE 1A Tornadoes sweep Tampa Bay area, leave at least 4 dead Some homes were left a pile of splinters, and roofs were torn down to the plywood in scenes somewhat reminiscent of the damage inflicted by Hurricane Andrew in south Dade Countv six weeks ago. "Everything that was in our living room is in our kitchen, and everytmng in our kitchen is in our ;j tr.ii tt i garage, saiu ivainy nyaii, wno had huddled in her shower, six months pregnant, listening to the windows blow out. "I can't believe we're all OK." Three shelters opened, and about 30 people were bused in from damaged neighborhoods. Hyatt went to one with her husband and two children after police said there were gas leaks in . the area. Pinellas Park police cordoned off an area 10 blocks by 10 blocks for a house-to-house search, and police Sgt. Don Holcomb said the Largo tornado had left damage in a path three miles long and a half-mile wide. "The storm did a lot of jumping and skipping. We actually had 0 I V V Park, sifts through what is left of Tarpon p ". IL. " 1 Springs "- jplfiiil Area in j V1 : i ,i T St Petersburg Staff graphic people in their yard watch a tornado pass over and then drop down and hit another home a block away," Holcomb said. One woman was killed and her husband injured at the Indian Rocks Mobile Home Park in Largo, where many of the 152 trailers were damaged, manager Jennie Husfelt said. "Her trailer flipped over and she was caught in it," Husfelt said. In Largo, a tornado wrecked a Mr1 nv jT V I; AP photo her home on Saturday. gas station, knocked down billboards and shredded a nursery, twisting an iron gate and scattering blobs of insulation over a parking lot. "It looks like a war zone," Pinellas Park resident Eric Knurr said. "Police are setting up a pe-rimeter to avoid looting. You have to sign up at a command post, guarding the area against looters. You can't go farther than two blocks because streets are blocked." President Bush escaped one tornado by about 70 minutes, hopping aboard Air Force One at St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport after the first of four Florida campaign stops, including one in Fort Lauderdale. 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