Hugo, OK Tornado, Apr 1902


Property Loss from Saturday Night’s Storm Estimated at $15,000.

Hugo, I. T., April 6. – A severe storm visited Hugo about 9 o’clock last evening, causing much damage to property all over the town. A dozen buildings in course of construction were blown flat to the ground, and as many more were moved from their foundations, while a hundred smaller buildings today are turned over. The streets are covered with iron roofings, and a large number of fronts were entirely torn from many of the business houses. In some instances, timbers blown from one building on descending penetrated the roof or wall of another. No loss of life occurred. The loss is estimated at $15,000. Among the greatest losers are the following:

J. P. Hutchens’ business house and dwellings, blown down; loss $500.
J. W. Sader, business house blown down; loss $1,000.
Goodland Trading Company, two business house front destroyed; loss $1,000.
H. H. Hopkins & Co., business house blown down; loss $500.
R. R. Lee, business house blown down; loss $500.
Kelly-Smith Grocery Company, business house front blown down; loss $500.
Eagle Hotel, loss $300.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas TX 8 Apr 1902