Moweaqua, IL Tornado, Jun 1907
Houses and Barns Destroyed Between Assumption and Moweaqua.
Freaks of Storm.
(Review Special Service.)
Moweaqua, Ill., June 8. â€“ A cyclone swept the country about four miles south of here yesterday afternoon at about 5 oâ€™clock. As the wires are down the extent of the damage has not yet been ascertained.
Two barns belonging to O. SPRINKLE were blown away.
A number of people who were on their way to town watched the storm and parts of buildings could be seen flying through the air.
A severe hail storm visited Moweaqua and vicinity Friday afternoon. Very little damage is reported, but some immense hailstones fell, quite a number being picked up that were as large as henâ€™s eggs.
MIKE WALTERâ€™S HOUSE.
The worst damage reported was at the home of Mike Walters, four and a half miles south of here. All the fences on the place and the barn were destroyed. The house was moved off its foundation, a porch was torn loose and every window pane was broken.
A small boy in the family was slightly hurt by broken glass.
A wagon box was blown on top of the house.
A cow belonging to Mr. WALTERS was blown over two fences and against a tree breaking its neck. To keep his live stock together through the night Mr. WALTERS had to improvise a sort of pen of logs. The family was obliged to go to the home of a neighbor to spend the night.
Losers in Storm Near Decatur.
The Daily Review, Decatur, IL 8 Jun 1907