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Title: Two Injured in High Winds, Hail Saturday at Green Hill
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GREEN HILL-- Heavy winds, rain and hail struck Green Hill Saturday afternoon, upsetting two mobile homes and causing minor injury to two residents.

The storm hit about 3:30 p.m. and the worst winds lasted only about a minute and a half, according to a resident. However, there were three barrages of hail during the afternoon, each lasting about five minutes, and one rain guage [gauge] registered a four-inch rainfall in about an hour’s time.

The mobile home of Darwin McKinney was turned on its top as McKinney, his stepmother Mrs. Mary McKinney, and his half-sister sat inside. McKinney suffered a laceration of the leg and Mrs. McKinney complained of arm pains.

Another resident, Wilburn Mcginnis, was hospitalized with an injury received as he was removing branches from his mobile home turned on its side by high winds.

Electricity was off until 10 p.m. as state police, civil defense workers and county officers routed traffic around roads blocked by fallen trees and hot wires.

Reports of a tornado in the area cold not be substantiated since, as one resident said, “it was hitting so hard and raining so hard, we weren’t able to see anything.”

Two cows were killed by lightning and considerable hail damage was reported to roofs and windows. Several big trees were uprooted.

Volunteer crews with chain saws worked Sunday to clear the debris. However, much reportedly still remains.

Date: 6/3/1972
Origin: Journal Courier (?)
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Record ID: 00000069
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 2/13/2002
Collection: Green Hill File
Entered By: Louise Jewell

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