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Severe Storm Hits Cove


Herald of May 11, 1944

One of the worst storms in years passed over Morrisons Cove Wednesday afternoon between 4 and 6 o’clock, leaving a trail of damage hard to estimate. The storm was approximately two miles in width, and Bakers Summit was in the middle of its path, as it extended a mile north and a mile south as it went across. The storm was electric and accompanied with much thunder and lightning, but this was not the source of the damage. The tremendous downpour of rain, and hail that was heaped up like snowdrifts, was what washed the fields, cut the fruit from the trees and did other damage. Roads were badly washed in places, and where fields were on a slope the surface was all washed off. It was said the downpour practically washed away the oats field of Paul Kensinger.

Some farmers who had their potatoes planted in fields that were on hill sides had the potatoes washed clear out of the ground. Wherever the ground was fresh plowed and loose the soil was washed off and heaped up on ridges from 18 to 20 feet deep in some places.


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