Wheeling, WV Storm, May 1901

Great Damage From Cloudburst

Many Thousand Dollars Damage Done. Lives Feared to Have Been Lost

Wheeling, W. Va., May 10. – A cloud burst east of Wheeling tonight caused the overflowers (sic) of Peters’ Chapel’s and Wood’s runs, tributaries to Wheeling Creek. At Friadelphia (SIC) the B. & O. tracks were covered with water for several hours and trains were held up, including two passenger trains.

At Greggsville a child, name unknown, is said to have been washed away and drowned. Between Greggsville and Leatherwood, a suburb, a wall of water came down ten feet in height, taking bridges, outhouses and logs. It is feared several lives were lost.

Columbus Daily Enquirer, Columbus, GA 11 May 1901