Camden, NJ tornado, Apr 1912


Philadelphia and Camden swept by Tornado - Two Fatally Hurt.

Philadelphia, April 2. - Two women were fatally injured, scores of houses were unroofed and more than twenty-five were completely demolished by a wind storm of cyclonic velocity which passed over that protion of Camden known as Cooper's Point, and swept down the Delaware river to the center of the city, doing thousands of dollars worth of property damage.

Tonight Camden is in utter darkness, all the electric lights having been turned off, and the streets in the northern section of that city are piled high with debris and telegraph poles.

Mrs. Annie Cleary of Camden and Miss Annie Behrend of Philadelphia, who were riding in a street car in Camden, were caught beneath a building which was demolished by the storm and both were so badly crushed that the physicians at the hospital say that neither can recover.

In the section of Camden where the storm was most severe, entire blocks of dwellings were unroofed and the occupants crowded in abject terror, not knowing which way to turn to avoid the flying debris.

The Boston Journal, Boston, MA 3 Apr 1912