Fabens, TX Tornado, Oct 1947

Freak Tornado Hits Farms Near Fabens

El Paso, Oct. 14. (UP)-A hail storm and freak small tornado caused severe damage to the cotton and alfalfa crop in the Fabens, Tex., area yesterday.

Hailstones as “big as walnuts” all but destroyed the alfalfa fields of farmers Lee Baker, Frank Owens, Raymond Myers and L. P. Shafer.

Light hail also fell in El Paso shortly after noon.

The freak tornado struck a barn on the Baker farm and lifted off the roof.

Big Spring Daily Herald, Big Spring, TX 14 Oct 1947