QUAKE EVENT TO COME IN OHIO
THEN A TORNADO HITS
|In February, I was told by spirit that the next event near the New Madrid
fault would take place in Ohio.
On March 25th, I felt a sharp spike pain above my left ear.
On March 26th, spirit told me in a series of 3 visions that the next quake would occur in Magnolia, Ohio.
Magnolia, Ohio in the northeastern portion of the state between Canton and New Philadelphia.
Fri. April 9, 1999 - * AT 510 AM EDT... DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A TORNADO 8 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF WILLIAMSTOWN... MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.
* THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR... I-75 AT MILE MARKER 150 AT 514 AM EDT .
MASON AT 517 AM EDT . WILLIAMSTOWN AT 522 AM EDT .
GO TO THE BASEMENT OR A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR!
Storms Sweep Across Midwest, Plains
Powerful storms swept across the Plains and Midwest, destroying homes and downing power lines in several states and killing at least three people. The Cincinnati area was particularly hard-hit.
Entire neighborhoods were destroyed as strong thunderstorms moved through before dawn today in the southwest Ohio city's upscale suburbs of Blue Ash and Montgomery. Roofs were torn off stores in shopping centers, and water spewed into the air from broken fire hydrants.
The wind picked up a car on Interstate 71 northeast of the city and threw it into a retaining wall, killing one person, said Blue Ash Lt. Rick Burdick. At least 27 people went to hospitals, most for treatment of cuts and bruises.
Jessica Brown, 36, of Montgomery was awakened by her 12-year-old son.
``Then I heard the winds and felt bricks and things falling on me over the blanket,'' Mrs. Brown said. They fled to the basement. The rest of the house was destroyed.
Killer storm stuns county; six dead
Post staff report
Killer tornadoes tore through Hamilton County early today killing at least six, ripping apart houses, overturning huge trucks and uprooting trees by the dozen.
The northern suburbs of Blue Ash and Montgomery were especially hard hit and at least two motorists were reported killed there when twisters sucked them out of their cars near the intersection of I-71 and I-275, police said.
A third person was reported killed in front of Sycamore High school.
The storm, which hit the northern Cincinnati suburbs about 5:30 a.m. this morning, uprooted trees and gas pumps and left some residents dazed.
'There are literally hundreds and hundreds of stumps,' Chrysta Gardner of Deershadow Lane told Channel 12 News.
'What was once blocks of trees is now totally gone,' she said.
Hardest hit appeared to be the Blue Ash-Montgomery area, including Harper's Point, and parts of Warren County.
'It was about 20 minutes after 5 this morning when a customer came in and said sirens were going off,' said Betty Hicks, night supervisor at the Blue Ash Shell station at Kenwood and Pfeiffer Roads.
'The lights were on; it had stopped raining; it was quiet. Then all of a sudden it was pouring rain and everything went black. Things started blowing. You could hear the high winds and I saw all the debris blowing by.'
The tornadoes left an estimated 200,000 customers without power, said Kathy Meinke, spokeswoman, Cincinnati Gas & Electric.
Bethesda North Hospital triggered its disaster plan and by 7:30 a.m. had treated seven storm victims, mostly cuts and lacerations from blowing glass. None were seriously hurt, a hospital spokeswoman said.
'It appears the most effected areas are western Sayler Park, Montgomery-Blue Ash, parts of Milford and Sharonville,' she said, noting the utility company was just beginning to assess the damage at 7 a.m. 'We'll be calling out additional crews...that will quickly increase to about 90 personnel (working to restore power).'
It wasn't possible to estimate when power might be restored, said Ms. Meinke.
Accidents and downed power lines caused by the tornado played havoc with traffic on interstate highways in the northern suburbs.
'We are going to have some long delays,' said Tim Schoch of the SmartTraveler traffic information center.
'Interstate 275 is close east of 71,' he said 'and 71 is shut down north of Pfeiffer Road.'
Damage ranged from downed tree limbs to uprooted gas pumps. The Sunoco service station at Kenwood and Pfeiffer Roads lost at least two gas pumps. There was no gas spillage, however.
The Tri-State Health and Fitness Pavilion, just off I-71 at Pfeiffer Road. lost most of its roof and third floor windows. There were reports of buildings smashed at Blue Ash Airport, and houses damaged on Cornell Road and Creek Road.
Further up I-71 in Warren County, the Sheriff's Department said they had a report of a funnel cloud near Mason, but it did not touch down. Nevertheless, a sheriff's spokesperson said the track of serious damage was evident, running from Fields-Ertel Road north and east through Deerfield and Hamilton Townships-the most severely damaged-and into Maineville, and Morrow.
In Blue Ash, traffic was blocked or rerouted early as emergency vehicles from a dozen departments responded to calls. On Kenwood Road, which was hard hit by the winds, trees were literally uprooted, with heavy limbs scattered over the roofs of homes.
At the Merchants Guard Security office, at Kenwood and Pfeiffer Roads, security official Andy Hetzer said 'we had a couple of cruisers with windows knocked out.'
Eyewitnesses said the tornado, with winds estimated at up to 110 mph, sounded like a locomotive as it hopscotched across Hamilton County in the pre-dawn hours this morning.
Anthony Hawkins, whose home in Addyston was destroyed by the tornado, said that he was preparing to go to work when he heard a loud rumble.
'I was saying my prayers, and the next thing I knew, I was outside,' Hawkins told Channel 9 News. Hawkins said he was initially worried that his young daughter had been killed, but found her under debris.
'It was an act of God that we got out of there,' he said. 'It's a miracle we're alive.'
Publication date: 04-09-99
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