Cincinnati, OH Tornado, Aug 1969
CINCINNATI HIT BY TORNADO.
Cincinnati (UPI) -- A tornado roared through several
suburbs of Cincinnati late Saturday night, injuring approximately 50 persons, and causing considerable damage.
The U.S. Weather Bureau reported a tornado in the northern portion at 7:20 p.m. and it then moved eastward. Another was reported at 7:10 p.m. east of the Dayton Airport, but no apparent damage was noted.
Officials said the communities of Reading and Madiera seemed to be the hardest hit.
About 30 persons were slightly injured when a tent collapsed at a church in Madiera and many others in the Reading area when the high winds hit several apartment complexes causing heavy damage.
A restaurant in the Reading area was nearly leveled and considerable damage was done to the gigantic Carousel Motel.
A small building was leveled at a used car dealership and several cars overturned in the nearby Lockland area.
All off-duty police in and around the communities and officers from the Hamilton County police department cordoned off the area to traffic.
Injured persons were taken to General and Our Lady of Mercy hospitals.
The winds also hit the Carthage area, halting activity at the Carthage Fair when four tents covering livestock were blown down.
The Times Recorder Zanesville Ohio 1969-08-10