Delay, MS Tornado, Oct 1896
Many Fatalities Reported--Not a Tree Left Standing in the Stormâ€™s Path.
The storm passed through the outskirts of the town of Delay, Miss., and demolished several houses. The house of Milton Eskridge was blown away, but his wife and seven children who were in the house miraculously escaped with slight bruises. The extent of the damage cannot be given, but no casualties have as yet been reported. Not a tree was left standing in the cycloneâ€™s path.
Gazette, Stevens Point, WI 4 Nov 1896