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New Orleans, LA (near) Tornado Damage, July 1821

New Orleans, July 16.
TORNADO.

On Friday last towards three o'clock P. M., our city witnessed one of those dreadful phenomenas which fortunately happen very seldom, and the effects of thich are really distressful.
The city itself experienced a very severe thunderstorm and heavy shower, but in the faubourg La Course, a column of air overthrew every thing in its passage, and caused an immense loss of property, and several persons lost their lives. We have been furnished by a friend with the following list of the losses & damage suffered on that occasion.
Two stores belonging to CAP. DEPASSEAU, were entirely torn down.
Two do. belonging to MR. HAWKINS do.
One do. belonging to J. F. MILLER, do.
One two story brick house belonging to MR. JOHN MORNET, had the upper story carried off.
Two other houses belonging to the same person were totally unroofed.
One house belonging to MR. GLEISE, unroofed
One do. belonging to ROBIN DELOGNY, do.
One do. belonging to MR. NADAN, do.
One do. belonging to LOUIS DEDE, f. m. e. levelled to the ground.
MESSRS. FORT & CLEMENT'S coopery, levelled to the ground.
And one of the wings of their distillery, do.
One house belonging to MR. ROBIN DELOGNY, two-thirds unroofed.
One house belonging to MADAME widow RAMOS, one-third unroofed.
One house belonging to JEAN MORNET almost entirely unroofed.
One house belonging to JEAN VIDAL, do.
MR. GAIENNIE'S bruck kiln, do.
A Colored boy about 14 years of age, was killed by the fall of MESSRS. FORT and CLEMENT'S distillery. A little negro was carried to about sixty feet in the air, and came down again without being hurt; an American named MALFORT, who was in the upper story of MR. J. MORNET'S house was found under the ruins severely wounded; five or six more persons whose names could not be ascertained, were also wounded but not dangerously.
The lightning fell yesterday afternoon on a flat boat in front of the suburb St. Mary. Of three men who were on board, two were killed, & the third badly wounded. The lightning also fell on the house of MESSRS. VINCENT NOLTE & Co. corner of Toulouse and Royal streets. -- Fortunately no accident happened to any persons, and the house only suffered some damage in its front cornice.
Courier.

The Torch Light and Public Advertiser Hagers-town Maryland 1821-08-21

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