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Title: Storm Sweeps East
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Storm Sweeps East.
(By the Associated Press)

Chicago, April 18. - The terrific storms sweeping eastward across the country, which in some parts of the central states became tornadoes, resulted in at least 32 persons killed, 2 missing, 320 injured and several millions of dollars damage to property, according to reports tonight from the stricken areas.

The 320 listed thus far as injured include only those in towns which felt the full effect of the storms. Scores of others in sections which were not in the tornado belts were hurt and the total is believed to be beyound the 500 mark.

In addition, several of the injured are in critical conditions and may not live.

Are Hardest Hit.
Illinois and Indiana were hit hardest, the list of known dead in Illinois being eleven, while in Indiana nineteen fatalities already have been reported. The Illinois reports are believe to be complete but there are some areas in Indiana from which no word has been received, all lines of communication being borken.

Two persons were killed in Missouri, while Kansas, Michigan and Ohio sustained heavy property damage.

Moving Eastward.
Tonight the storms still were moving eastward, but apparently had spent their full strength subsiding in most places to snow, rain or hail, with winds which, while high were not of tornado velocity.

Tonight hundreds of families were homeless, their houses demolished by the storms, and Red Cross and other relief workers had been rushed into the devastated areas. Telephone and telegraph lines were down in most of the affected ares so that complete reports of the destruction still were unavailable.

Date: 4/19/1922
Origin: The Danville Morning Press
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Record ID: 00001843
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Hedrick
Entered By: Margaret J. Fink

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